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So I have managed to come down with laryngitis. I have only had it once before, which was two months ago. Last time it lasted about a week and I had to whisper constantly. I didn't have much to do so it wasn't a huge deal. This time around, I have a conference on Saturday and a job interview Monday. I NEED to have a voice for these. Especially the job interview.

I've been drinking large amounts of water/tea and gargling with salt and water. Any other tips that have worked for you? I haven't totally lost my voice yet, so I am trying to conserve it. However it has been getting worse throughout the day.

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[User Picture]From: heyfashion
2014-03-06 02:15 am (UTC)

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My Mom has gotten laryngitis many times (was a professional singer) and she swears by drinking a bit of apple cider vinegar and/or lots and lots of ginger tea with lemon. Hope you feel better!

I slipped on some ice this morning and while trying to keep my balance I pulled a muscle on my rib. It doesn't hurt, but it's a very irritating sensation. It is mostly just distracting and pissing me off, lol.
[User Picture]From: purplecat
2014-03-06 02:54 am (UTC)

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A coworker had that last month or the month before. Throat lozenges and honey helped. But talk the least amount that you can and that's that. Good luck!
[User Picture]From: speechiepants
2014-03-06 03:18 am (UTC)

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#1 - Don't whisper! It's actually much harder on your vocal folds than just talking in a soft voice. Speak softly, and as little as possible.
#2 - Stay hydrated. Drink water and non-caffeinated tea. A little honey can be soothing, too.
#3 - Get lots of rest.
#4 - Sucking on hard candies can also be soothing, but hydration is more important. Your vocal folds have thin layer of mucous membrane covering a layer of muscle - if the membrane is dry, it will irritate more easily.

Good luck, feel better!
[User Picture]From: photogfrog
2014-03-06 06:54 am (UTC)

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Yup. I second all of this. I lose my voice or have horrible sore throats often and this is what I do.
[User Picture]From: ataxia_glaze
2014-03-06 03:23 am (UTC)

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Ginger tea with lemon and/or honey was my go-to when I was losing my voice and had to talk constantly.

Still no job. I got a couple calls yesterday and today, though, so that's good.
[User Picture]From: ticktockman
2014-03-06 03:25 am (UTC)

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Ask your doctor for steroids.

*daha*