Take care of your throat and never lose your voice

Health tips

How to take care of your throat

April 16th is World Voice Day. That makes it the perfect day to remind you how important it is to look after your throat and protect the health of your vocal cords.

You don’t need to be a singer or a radio DJ to take care of your voice. Many of us don’t value our voices until we lose them, but it’s never nice to be hoarse or suffer from a sore throat.

In extreme cases, if you don’t care for your throat you could eventually develop serious diseases that could mean you end up mute. We don’t want to scare you, but some severe throat conditions can even be life threatening.

But don’t panic! Even if they can be painful, most of the time throat problems aren’t serious at all and usually heal quickly.

However, that doesn’t mean that it’s not a good idea to visit the doctor to get a professional opinion and get better as quickly as possible, so your sore throat doesn’t get in the way of your daily life.

Get a medical opinion

On the contrary, the best thing you can do to protect your voice when the first symptoms of pharyngitis appear is to ask an expert for help.

You can do this as soon as you start to feel hoarseness, lose your voice or have any throat discomfort.

If you’re feeling these symptoms, don’t hang around and see if they’ll get worse.

Call Clinica Excelan and we’ll send you a doctor to help with your throat problems as soon as possible.

But always remember prevention is always the best cure. The best thing you can do for your throat health is to take good care of it consistently, not just when you’re showing symptoms.

In this article, we’ll explain how to avoid throat conditions and how to deal with symptoms before they get any worse.

Taking care of your throat

Most throat problems are caused by viruses or bacteria. So, it’s a good idea to adopt new habits that will minimise your exposure to the above.

First of all, as we’re all very well aware, washing your hands frequently is important, especially before eating or after coughing or sneezing.

Your hands are constantly touching things that could have viruses or bacteria on them, so washing them regularly will help protect not only your throat, but also your general health.

However, washing them with water and soap might not always be possible. That’s why we recommend you always carry disinfectant made with alcohol so as to be able to keep your hands clean anywhere you are.

Sharing food, glasses, cutlery or any other things that could have been in contact with other people’s mouths will also increase your risk of infection.

And, of course, in order to constantly keep your throat moist and prevent dehydration, it’s a good idea to never strain your voice and drink a lot of water throughout the day.

Staying away from dry environments, strong air conditioning, allergens and anything else that could irritate your throat.

How to avoid losing your voice

When you start feeling the first symptoms of pharyngitis, your voice is usually affected straight away. But there are a few things you can do to knock these symptoms on the head.

Cold drinks and ice creams can help reduce the pain and the temperature of the inflamed tissue.

On the other hand, hot drinks can also be comforting and help ease your pain. Hot tea with honey is very beneficial for the throat.

It’s important to stay as hydrated as possible by drinking plenty of water.

Gargling with water and half a spoonful of salt several times a day will also help you prevent or treat mild throat infections.

Certain throat sweets can help with the pain and restore your voice. You can ask a pharmacist or your doctor for a recommendation.

If you have access to one, you can use a humidifier to increase humidity in the air and relieve throat dryness.

Call Clinica Excelan

You should speak to a doctor as soon as you start to feel the early symptoms of pharyngitis.

Home remedies can work wonders, but it’s best not to risk your throat condition getting worse and getting a professional opinion just to be sure.

At Clinica Excelan, private clinic in Marbella,  we treat all kinds of diseases and injuries, whether mild or serious. There’s no throat condition we can’t help you with.

Come along to our clinic and we’ll help you get your voice back quickly. If you would rather stay at home, we’ll send a specialised doctor to treat you there.

If you’re a tourist or an expat in Marbella and don’t know the Spanish language, you don’t have to worry. We have an excellent team.

If you need us, just contact us by phone, WhatsApp or email and we’ll be on our way.

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