Factory, try using a cold-air humidifier that will be almost as good. If your voice loss is accompanied by pain so bad that you have trouble swallowing, you need to visit the doctor. It might be the result of swelling in the upper part of your larynx that could be blocking an airway. And this is a life threatening situation that requires medical care promptly.
If your laryngitis doesn't improve after five days of voice rest, go to the doctor. Also, if you cough up blood or hear severe wheezing when you breathe, don't wait any longer, go to the doctor.
Now, lets go to the kitchen. Get the hydrogen peroxide to gargle with. It will soothe the throat and get rid of some germs. Also, there's the apple cider vinegar. First gargle with it. Then, drink about a half a cup. It's not too bad if you will drink juice afterwards. While we are in the kitchen, let us go through the spices for some other problems.
Spice rack remedies! Ease your cold symptoms, fix hot flashes, and prevent other ailments by reaching for your spices. Got a toothache? Make a paste with a few drops of water and a spoonful of cayenne. Dip a cotton swab into the paste and dab on your tooth (not gum.)
Cinnamon helps ease diarrhea and dries up the sniffles. Make a tea with one teaspoon of cinnamon and one cup boiling water. Steep 15 minutes, strain out the cinnamon, and drink.
Ginger relieves morning sickness and is as effective as over-the-counter drugs for motion sickness. In fact, it's good for most any upset stomach. Make tea with one teaspoon of powder and one cup boiling water. Steep ten minutes, strain and drink.
Reduce menopausal hot flashes and night sweats by drinking a cup of sage tea three times a day. Add 3/4 teaspoon sage to one cup boiling water. Steep ten minutes, strain and drink.
For an effective cough remedy, add one teaspoon dried thyme to one cup boiling water. Steep for ten minutes, strain and drink. For sore throats, brew two teaspoons thyme in one cup boiling water for ten minutes. Gargle, then spit.
Tokens for Living:
Rubber band - to remind you of hugging and those times when you want to give a hug or to receive one.
Tissue - to remind you to dry someone's tears (or perhaps your own.)
Button - to remind you to "button your lip" so as to keep from saying things when you shouldn't.
Band-Aid - to remind you of healing hurt feelings either yours or someone else's.
Penny - to wish you good luck always.
Toothpick - to remind you to "pick out" the good qualities of everyone, including yourself.
Gold thread - to remind you that friendships are the gold threads that ties together the hearts of everyone.
Candy - to remind you to be sweet to someone today.
Eraser - to remind you that everyone makes mistakes sometimes, and that's alright.
Mint - to remind you that YOU are worth a mint to me!!