Singing with a sore throat is not recommended. It can cause damage to your vocal chords in extreme cases! But ‘the show must go on’ to many of you and you don’t get a choice whether to sing or not with or without a cold, sore throat, husky, scratchy or a hoarse voice. So are there ways of help alleviate the inflammation of the throat and mouth membranes?
Throat Sprays and Lozenges can help your voice and therefore improve your singing in many ways. Sore throat relief is, as one gentleman that ran a Music shop in Glascow, once said to me ‘water, watered down with whisky’. I am not sure whether he was serious, but he did mutter ’honey, lemon and cider vinegar’ was good for him! Natural Throat Sprays such as ‘Clarity Honey & Lemon‘ contain the afore mentioned so maybe he was on to something?
Natural sore throat relief remedies such as Slippery Elm Lozenges have been used for over a 100 years in the United States. They contain the bark of slippery elm and help to reduce inflammation according to certain ’folk-lore‘. A lot of North Americans and Europeans use the slippery elm. Take a look at the Thayers Slippery Elm lozenges to see if they can help you.
Successful Singing have a free singing guide on avoiding a sore throat this has some useful info on avoiding common throat problems and sore throat relief. I will go into more detail on that in my next singing with sore throat post soon. I hope you have found this useful and if you have time to look around the Successful Singing website, you will find lots of free singing resources and information waiting for you to explore and hopefully help improve your singing and would love you to do that.
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