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What are some home remedies for laryngitis?

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You can try a number of home remedies to aid in healing your laryngitis:

You may also suck on throat lozenges, which often contain herbs such as eucalyptus and mint, known for calming sore throats.

  • Drink plenty of fluids. Early on, swallowing may be painful, but the more you're hydrated, the better. But avoid alcohol and caffeine.
  • Use humidifiers and menthol inhalers. Moisture is your friend, and menthol can be soothing.
  • Gargle with warm salt water. The salinity not only soothes the area, but also reduces swelling.
  • Avoid dry, smoky, or dusty rooms.

From: What Is Laryngitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 7, 2016

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SOURCES:

National Health Service (UK), “Laryngitis.”

Johns Hopkins Greater Baltimore Medical Center, “Voice Education and Treatment: Anatomy and Physiology.”

University of Maryland Medical Center, “Laryngitis.”

Mayo Clinic, “Diseases and Conditions: Laryngitis,” “Epiglottitis.”

Health Service Executive (Ireland), “Swollen Glands.”

The British Voice Association, “Reflux and Your Voice.”

Reveiz, L. , published online 2015. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews

Rutgers University-Camden, “Sore Throat.”

Health Direct (Australia), “Laryngitis.”

Ames, W.A. , 2000. British Journal of Anaesthesia

Cleveland Clinic, “Corticosteroids.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 7, 2016

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