Post # 1
Ugh. It has been a really long week with work and I came down with a cold. As of tonight, I have no voice. I could tell it was going so I drank some tea with honey, but now it’s just gone. I wouldn’t normally care, since it’s the weekend and all and talking isn’t a great big huge requirement for my job, but on Sunday I’m visiting with some people I haven’t seen since June and I was really really looking forward to catching up with them. But now my voice is gone… are there any tricks to getting it back?? Such a bad week…
Post # 3
Try some Throat Coat tea.
Or this concotion that one of my friends used to use when he sang opera: 2 Tablespoons each boiling water, lemon juice, white vinegar and honey. Sip it slowly and repeat as needed.
Post # 4
rest your voice (and use a very soft voice when you NEED to speak) b/c your vocal chords are swollen and irritated and you can damage them more! Drink lots of water (especially if you feel the need to clear your throat, drink water each time instead),no caffeine or alcohol, and if you have a humidifier in your home, use it! Hope that helps!
Post # 5
Throat Coat, cough drops (but not the numbing kind like Halls) gargle with warm salt water.
The only true cure is vocal rest. Try not to even whisper…that actually really puts a strain on your voice.
Post # 6
I should clarify… by soft easy voice I DO NOT mean whispering.
Post # 7
DON’T TALK! drink tons and tons of water-I would skip the honey in your tea because it feels good if your throat hurts but it actually makes your vocal cords gooey which is not what you want. I know a lot of singers use honey but it doesn’t really do anything-and lemon is acidic so I don’t know why people use lemon either. Whispering IS bad for you voice so don’t whisper-write everything down today and tomorrow.waterwaterwaterwater!
Post # 8
Thanks 🙂 I did have a bit of a sore throat as well which is why I used honey (plus I have an awful sweettooth and don’t like my tea without either sugar or honey- HATE lemon in it though). Maybe I’ll try to get a humidifier. Might help my nose a bit at night. I’m fairly confident I can get through the majority of the day without talking though. phew. fingers crossed! This meetup is just doomed to failure I tell ya. My voice is gone, we’re supposed to get that big snowstorm. Pooey!
Post # 9
Take a vow of silence today and rest up and gargle with salt water, as salty as you can stand. It really does help.