Laryngitis

Laryngitis is caused by inflammation of the larynx (voice box), the upper part of the windpipe, the pharynx (located below the root of tongue) and/or the trachea (windpipe).

Symptoms of laryngitis include hoarseness, loss of voice, constant need or urge to clear the throat, and/or a tickling sensation at the back of the throat. In some cases, laryngitis can also be accompanied by pain, fatigue, difficulty swallowing, and fever.

What To Consider

Laryngitis can be caused by viral, yeast (candidiasis), and/or bacterial infections; excessive use of the voice; screaming; rage; allergies; inhalation of irritating substances; or because of illnesses such as flu, bronchitis, measles, diphtheria, and pneumonia. All of these underlying factors must be screened for an addressed to fully resolve laryngitis.

Self-Care Tips

Diet
Eat an organic, whole foods diet and drink plenty pure filtered water and herbal teas. Raw fruits, and vegetables can be particularly helpful. Avoid sugars and refined carbohydrates, processed foods, and milk and dairy products.

Nutritional Supplementation
Useful nutrients for laryngitis include vitamin A, vitamin C, zinc lozenges, acidophilus, and garlic capsules.

Aromatherapy
Inhaling the essential oils benzoin, lavender, frankincense, thyme, and sandalwood can help soothe rawness and speed healing.

Herbs
Gargle, but do not swallow, an infusion of red sage and yarrow for 1-2 minutes throughout the day as needed. Also take 30 drops of echinacea tincture every. Chamomile, bayberry, licorice, and sage teas are also helpful.

Hydrotherapy
Apply a heating compress to the neck and throat as needed.

Homeopathy
Useful homeopathic remedies for laryngitis include Aconite, Hepar sulph., Phosphorus, Spongia, Causticum, Belladonna, Kali bich., Drosera, and Carbo veg.

Juice Therapy
The following juice combination can help heal the throat
carrot and pineapple, carrot and apple, carrot and celery, and carrot, beet, cucumber, and ginger.

Caution

If you or someone you know is experiencing the symptoms of jaundice, seek the help of a qualified health professional immediately.

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