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15 Mind Blowing Ways to Beat Laryngitis Fast
If you have ever had laryngitis (and chances are you have) then you know it can be a real pain in the….throat! You gag, your words stop short in a coughing fit, and you can barely talk. Even when you can talk, you sound an awful lot like Kermit the frog or Mickey Mouse.
Common causes of laryngitis are bacterial, viral, or fungal infections, smoking or exposure to smoky areas, excessive use of the voice through singing, yelling, or a chronic irritation of the vocal chords, upper respiratory infections, or as a consequence of some other disease such pneumonia, bronchitis, measles, whooping cough, a common cold, or flu virus.
Although most cases of laryngitis disappear in 3 to 14 days. If your Kermit voice has not disappeared within 21 days, or if you also experience a high fever, difficulty breathing, begin to cough up blood, experience wheezing, have a loss of appetite or have difficulty swallowing food, you should see your doctor.
But for those common, everyday laryngitis moments, when it hurts to talk or you can’t talk at all, check out our top 15 mind blowing ways that you can help to kick that laryngitis to the curb faster than you can say “Muppet Reunion.”
1. Super Herbal Infusion
Try making some of this tea for super-fast healing power that should restore your voice in no time. Mix 1 tablespoon of marshmallow leaves, 1 teaspoon of coltsfoot leaves, 1 teaspoon of licorice root, and one teaspoon of mullein leaves. Cover these herbs with 1.5 cups of boiling water and allow to steep (covered) for about 20 to 30 minutes. Strain, add a teaspoon of honey, and drink two or three times each day until you recover your voice.
2. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar has both antibacterial and acidic compounds that will help to kill off the infection and swelling, which should restore your voice. You can mix equal parts of apple cider vinegar and water to make a gargle solution. You can gargle three or four times each day with this. Alternatively, mix ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of raw, organic honey. Drink this several times each day. If you like, you can also add some water to dilute the apple cider vinegar.
3. Aloe Vera
The gel from this plant has super healing compounds that work both inside and outside. Mix two teaspoons of aloe vera gel with two teaspoons of raw, organic honey. Swallow this once each day. Make sure the aloe vera gel is fresh. You can also mix some gel with a bit of water to make a gargle that you can use three or more times each day.
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