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How do I get my voice back? <<croak>>;

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kindersurprise Fri 31-Aug-07 20:17:14

I have had a bad cold for a few days now and can hardly speak.

Have been hoarse since Wednesday and not getting better. Any ideas?

3littlefrogs Fri 31-Aug-07 20:24:44

Rest your voice as much as possible.

Make an infusion of chopped fresh root ginger - about a tablespoonful in a mug, top up with boiling water and leave to stand until it is cool enough to drink. Add a spoonful of honey. Sip it slowly whilst inhaling the steam. You can have it 4 to 6 times a day.

Throat lozenges can help too.

Keep your neck warm, you could try rubbing some tiger balm or similar all round your neck/throat, but this is dangerous near eyes or small children's fingers.

HTH

chocolatekimmy Fri 31-Aug-07 20:56:09

I lost mine completely some years ago and I was advised to breath in steam frequently. I just poured boiling water in a mug and took several breaths in as often as I could and it did work. I didn't have to add anything to it. Be careful not to burn your lips or skin around your mouth.

kindersurprise Fri 31-Aug-07 22:21:08

Ginger, euww, brings back memories of morning sickness cure. Don't know if I could drink it, but I will try inhaling tomorrow.

Will inhale tonight before I go to bed

Thanks!

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