Tips on recovering a lost voice

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Post by MisterSam » January 22nd, 2007, 6:30 am

I went out on Friday and Saturday night with friends and due to the excessive amount of talking (while in noisy bars) I had no voice all Sunday and bad throat pains.

Its monday morning now and I still cant talk properly and cant raise my voice about a certain pitch. So I'm having to use a very low gravelly tone.

Anyone got any tips to aid the recovery process?
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Post by kri » January 22nd, 2007, 7:52 am

MisterSam wrote:I went out on Friday and Saturday night with friends and due to the excessive amount of talking (while in noisy bars) I had no voice all Sunday and bad throat pains.

Its monday morning now and I still cant talk properly and cant raise my voice about a certain pitch. So I'm having to use a very low gravelly tone.

Anyone got any tips to aid the recovery process?
Don't talk much, and try some hot soothing drinks.

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Post by fae » January 22nd, 2007, 8:02 am

Basically the same as you would with any other strain: rest, anti-inflammatory pain reliever (ibuprofen) and hot or cold compresses (i.e. drinks.)

Honey is excellent for sore throats, very soothing.

Hope you feel better soon!

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Post by gypsygirl » January 22nd, 2007, 8:38 am

fae wrote:Basically the same as you would with any other strain: rest, anti-inflammatory pain reliever (ibuprofen) and hot or cold compresses (i.e. drinks.)

Honey is excellent for sore throats, very soothing.
And a natural antiseptic... in case there's something else in there taking advantage of the strain.
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Post by Cori » January 22nd, 2007, 8:39 am

Big woolly scarf. Dramatic gestures instead of speaking.

Might as well have fun as you suffer.

Whatever you do, don't push it. And lay off the Gauloises for a few days.
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Post by chocoholic » January 22nd, 2007, 8:46 am

I've had laryngitis many times after colds, and it usually takes at least 2-3 days for my voice to return. I agree with the other posters -- there isn't much you can do except wait it out and stay quiet (don't even whisper). Hot tea and anti-inflammatories help a sore throat, but in my experience, strained vocal cords just need time and rest. Hope you feel better soon.
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Post by MisterSam » January 22nd, 2007, 9:24 am

Great advice guys, i'm currently guzzling blackcurrent tea with honey.

I hope i'm better by tomorrow, I want to do this weeks poem!
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Post by CarlManchester » January 22nd, 2007, 9:35 am

For the real hard core, of course, the rule is: no talking except into a microphone for LibriVox...
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Post by kri » January 22nd, 2007, 9:51 am

CarlManchester wrote:For the real hard core, of course, the rule is: no talking except into a microphone for LibriVox...
Boy, doesn't my husband wish I followed that rule!

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