Laryngitis - Home Remedies

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Are there any home remedies for laryngitis?

It is reasonable not to seek medical care for most cases of laryngitis. Home treatment begins with resting the voice and keeping well hydrated. Symptoms may be controlled by exposure to humidified air. Often, the bathroom is the best place to create a highly humidified area.

  • Turn on the hot water in the shower until there is plenty of steam.
  • Make certain that all the hot water is drained from the tub or shower to prevent the risk of scalding burns.
  • Spend 15- 20 minutes breathing the warm moist air to help with symptoms.

A cold water vaporizer may also be used to help with humidity. Avoid hot water vaporizers because of the risk of scalding burns.

Stay well hydrated, especially if the pain makes it difficult to swallow fluid.

Warm water gargles may be soothing. Alternatively, popsicles may offer comfort.

Tylenol and/or ibuprofen may be helpful in decreasing the amount of pain.

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Comment from: perth, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 14

I'm just recovering, had laryngitis for 5 days. Voice is back but now have a phlegmy cough. Head with towel over steamed water helped heaps, plus Panadol and sucking on throat lozenges. I"m not usually sick but this has knocked me! I had a few stresses in life at present which hasn"t helped.

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Comment from: brillo, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 04

I find pure honey sipped from a spoon is very soothing for hoarseness or laryngitis and can sometimes bring back the voice for a short time. Also gargling regularly with warm salt water helps a lot and seems to speed up recovery time. Hope this helps.

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