The voice of man is the most powerful weapon used in everyday life. Our voice is controlled by the vocal cords, which form sounds with the help of vibrations. However, due to some circumstances, a person may lose his voice, which is a cause for concern, especially when professional activity is related to speech activity. How to restore the voice and what can cause it to be lost?
Loss of voice - occurs when the vocal cords are inflamed for one reason or another, swollen. In medicine, such a state can be found under the term "aphonia", which is characterized by partial or complete loss of voice. Partial loss of voice is accompanied by hoarseness and hoarseness, and complete - with sounds similar to whispers. Our voice is reproduced by the vocal cords, which are located above the trachea.
Why does the voice go missing?
Voice loss can occur for many reasons, but most often this condition is observed through:
- Inflammatory processes in the mucosa of the throat, swelling: drinking cold or
- Overloading the vocal cords with crying, singing;
- Diseases of ENT organs: laryngitis, tracheitis, complications after acute respiratory infections or influenza;
- Disturbances in the work of the nervous system: neurosis, prolonged and protracted depression, fright.
In more severe cases, loss of voice may result from internal diseases of a benign or malignant course. In any case, if you lose your voice, you need to see a doctor who, after examining the history, will be able to identify the cause and prescribe the appropriate treatment.
How can I restore my voice for a cold?
There are several ways that you can return a missing voice. Most often, the voice is disturbed during the period of colds, when there is inflammation of the mucous throat, nose, respiratory tract. This condition is characteristic during the period of cold, sore throat or flu.
You can also lose your voice after the transferred diseases as complications. Return voice, will help the following tips and recipes:
- Silence. We need to give the vocal chords a rest. Thus, the inflammation in the mucous throat will pass faster.
- Eat plenty of fluids that will help moisturize your throat. A good effect can be obtained from warm cow's milk, tea with lemon, liquid soups, chicken broth. Do not drink coffee or juices, they will irritate the mucous.
- Herbal tinctures. A good effect can be obtained by drinking tea with chamomile, thyme, ginger. They will help to eliminate inflammation, to remove hoarseness and swelling of the vocal cords.
- Med. A good remedy for loss of voice, which can be added to milk, tea or warm water. The only thing if a person is allergic to honey, then it is not recommended to take it, otherwise you can further exacerbate the situation.
- Wet air. In a room where you are always should be fresh.
- Steam inhalation. One of the effective methods for the loss of voice and inflammation in the mucous throat. For inhalations, you can use both herbs and medications. You can carry out inhalations over a container with hot water and medicine, covering yourself with a towel, or buy a special inhaler: a nebulizer that is easy to use and will become an indispensable assistant in a home where there are children who often have ENT diseases or respiratory illnesses. Inhalation is recommended to be done 2 times a day for 5 minutes.
- Rinsing. Carried out a warm broth from herbs or a solution with a medicine. A good effect can be obtained by rinsing with salt with iodine, furacilin, decanasin. Such drugs and drugs can remove inflammation, have antimicrobial, antiseptic properties. Gargle should be rinsed every 3 hours.
- Recover voice can use the drugs which have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, antimicrobial properties, "Geksoral", "Kameton", "Orasept", "Ingalipt" such preparations are available in a spray form, An aerosol or a solution for rinsing the throat. In addition to the sprays, lollipops give good effect: Strepsils, Decatilen, Lizobakt, and Septotelet. Such sucking tablets in their composition contain ingredients that help to quickly cope with the infection, eliminate inflammation and other ailments that have led to loss of voice. The course of treatment with such drugs should not exceed 5 - 7 days.
How to return the voice of traditional methods
Restore or recover a lost voice will help traditional medicine, which in its arsenal has collected many recipes, which for many years enjoyed by people. The advantage of folk remedies is the possibility of complex treatment with preparations of official medicine.
Ginger root for voice recovery .Ginger root should be grated, add a third of a glass of water, 1 spoon of honey. Put all the ingredients in an enamel pot and put on a small fire. Bring to a boil, cool and strain the broth. Take this medicine well before going to bed for 1 tablespoon, and it can also be added to tea or milk.
Raw eggs for voice recovery .Before you eat raw egg, it needs to be warmed up at room temperature. To restore the voice is recommended to drink 1 chicken egg a day. This method is considered popular among artists and singers of the stage.
Raisins to restore voice. You need 2 tablespoons of raisins, 1 glass of freshly squeezed juice from onions. Pour raisins 1 glass of water, bring to a boil, cool and add the onion juice. Take this drug should be 2 tablespoons 3 times a day.
Sea salt .Rinsing with sea salt will help to quickly return the lost voice. In the solution with salt, you can add 2 - 3 drops of fir or eucalyptus oil.
figs with milk : Take the pulp of figs mix it with warm milk and take on a third cup 2 times a day.
Cognac or whiskey for voice restoration .Take 50 grams of high-quality whiskey or cognac, heat, add 3 tablespoons of honey and a few drops of lemon juice. Mix everything well and take 1 teaspoonful, in small sips. This method will help, but not for long. When the action of alcohol is over, the voice may disappear again.
Bran with loss of voice .Take 1. 5 liters of water, 400 grams of any bran and 2 tablespoons of brown sugar. Prepare the broth and drink together the liquids.
Foot bath .For the tray you can use herbal decoction or mustard powder. After the bath you need to wrap your feet well and go to bed.
To ensure that the above methods aimed at restoring the voice have worked, you must avoid some factors that can irritate the mucous throat.
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What is worth doing at the loss of voice
- can not drink coffee, carbonated drinks, juices;
- Refrain from smoking. Tobacco smoke and nicotine irritate the mucous membrane of the throat, which will significantly slow the healing process;
- Eliminate the use of alcoholic beverages;
- Avoid all kinds of irritants: dust, chemicals;
- Do not take vasoconstrictors, they dry the vocal cords.
- Refrain from taking aspirin, especially then, especially when the voice is gone after a loud scream. Aspirin reduces coagulability, which can lead to bleeding.
Voice loss is a pretty serious problem. If the voice has not recovered in 2 - 3 days, immediately consult a doctor who can determine the cause and prescribe the treatment.