Salt Water for Laryngitis

| Modified on Feb 02, 2020
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Posted by Anon (Iberia, Missouri) on 12/18/2012
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Here's something Ive done to get my voice back in a few hrs. For 1 day, eat a raw lemon w/ salt. After about 2 lemons & salt you'll have your voice back.

I take care of 7 kids & losing my voice happens a lot & this has always helped. If you don't like lemons, eat a spoonful of all natural honey after eating the lemon.


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Posted by Matthew (Hopkins, MN) on 12/30/2008
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laryngitis and salt water: it does work...for about 5 minutes, and one can keep doing it as long as it's needed. For work, I talk on the phone all day long and I can't rest my vocal cords, this will keep me audible for about 2 minutes before I have to gargle again. But it does work.

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Posted by Rjay (Binan, Philippines) on 07/28/2011
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I try it and it definitely works!! Taste bad.


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Posted by Marie (Donegal, Ireland) on 12/22/2008
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Well, I thought I would never sing again with my bad flu. I could hardly talk. thumbs up !! I tried salt and vinegar,that worked and I tried salt and water, it tastes nasty at first but its ok in about 5 seconds..


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Posted by Charis (Woodhaven, Queens, NY) on 05/18/2007
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In my personal case i suffer from laryngitis for years caused by smoking, vocal adusing and reflux , eucalyptus and sage fights the soreness and soften the mucus. Salt with warm water helps alot.. and don't talk for a few days, and when you start talking don't shout until you're perfectly cured.. Better results i had with homeopathy and avoid or reduce to the minimum FOREVER smoking, loud talking, caffeine, alcohol, and anything that can cause toxins in your system. Unfortunately all the "bad habits" attack in the throat for some people and that's a bell ringing for u that u should stop them. Good luck


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Posted by Gwyn (Chickasha, Oklahoma) on 05/05/2007
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I get laryngitis every year like clock work. The only thing I found that helps is gargling on warm salt water. Just put some salt in a coffee cup and add hot tap water, stir, and gargle. Spit and repeat 3-4 more times. It is okay to swallow some of the liquid. But don't drink it. It helps loosen up the mucus in your throat due to the drainage of your sinus/allergy infection. Avoid extensive talking if possible. I had heard that rubbing "Absorbine JR" around your throat/neck, helps the swelling go down. I tried it and had it to where I could taste it. It didn't work. So, just resting your voice box and using warm salt water is the only remedy I could advise. Hope this helps.