• Laryngitis Home Remedies

Home Remedies
Do’s:
  • Adequate and sufficient rest to voice is advised.
  • Increase intake of fluids in order to maintain hydration.
  • Gargle with salt and water 2 -3 times a day.
  • When infected, avoid contact as much as possible.
  • Hygienic habits like covering your mouth while coughing , washing hands should be practiced.
  • Maintain humid environment – use a humidifier at home or take steam inhalation.
  • Home remedies like herbal tea can prove beneficial.
  • Stay away from school or work when infected in order to prevent further spread of infection
  • Seek the help of a medical professional if complaints persist in order to avoid complications.
Don’ts:
  • Do not whisper or try to strain your voice as it can irritate the inflamed larynx and worsen the pain.
  • Avoid taking decongestants and anti-histamines as much as possible as it is known to contribute to increase in dryness of throat.
  • Avoid self medicating yourself and taking over the counter prescriptions even if symptoms are mild, as it can be very dangerous.
  • Reduce intake of Caffeine, Spicy food and other beverages as it can aggravate acid reflux which is also a cause for Laryngitis.
  • Avoid Tobacco and Alcohol consumption.
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