How to Get Your Voice Back

If a nagging cold or screaming match has rendered you mute, these tips will have you talking up a storm in no time.

You will need

  • Vitamin C and zinc lozenges
  • Rest
  • Water
  • Tea with honey
  • Doctor

Step 1 Boost immune system Boost your immune system with vitamin C and zinc lozenges to help fight infection in your throat and reclaim your voice.

Step 2 Rest your voice Rest your voice and avoid speaking and breathing in any harsh containments, such as smoke, especially if you’re sick.

Step 3 Drink lots of fluids Drink lots of fluids, preferably water, to stay hydrated. Try lemon or ginger tea with honey, which is naturally antibacterial.

Step 4 Skip certain foods Skip fatty, salty, and spicy foods as well as chocolate and alcohol as these can irritate your throat and lead to acid reflux and cause laryngitis.

Step 5 Take hot shower Take a hot shower to soothe the inflammation with some steam, or lay over a bowl of steaming water with a towel placed over your head.

Step 6 See a doctor See a doctor if the symptoms or pain worsen, or if your voice doesn’t return within a few weeks.