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What Are The Best Foods To Eat To Help Get Over Laryngitis
Laryngitis: In your age group the most common cause of laryngitis is caused from an upper respiratory viral infection---usually associated with a barky cough --noted especially at night. treatment that is useful is a short coarse of prednisone--or a shot of dexamethasone---talk with your Doctor Over the counter treatments are many-- gargles,sprays and various throat lozengers--simple honey and lemon works ...Read more
Is the cambridge diet safe when you are ill with flu and laryngitis and have very weak immune system? Is it ok to not eat proper food?
No: Ask your own doctor first. But i'd recommend caution with any diet plan that relies on "replacement" food from one company. It's never "ok to not eat proper food, " as it isn't sustainable without continuing to buy company food. The foods may have various nutrients, but with the flu you may not be able to stomach such processed products. Why not learn how to cook & eat healthily instead? ...Read more
Strict voice rest: Strict voice rest will usually lead to resolution of hoarseness within 24 hours. If you must speak avoid whispering as this puts more strain on vocal cords than attempting to speak in a normal voice. If hoarseness persists despite strict voice rest then evaluation by a physician is indicated. ...Read more
Mild Exercise: The "food coma" is a result of blood moving from your arms, legs and brain to your gut to digest the food which also requires energy. After consuming large meals your body may feel lethargic. Try walking or doing mild non-stressful activities during this time to keep blood flowing to other parts of your body. Eating smaller meals more frequently will also reduce the effects of said "coma". ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best way to get over food cravings? Varied, depend on deficiencies > what is in the house.
Varies: Often our food cravings are due to allergies to those foods. Our bodies reaction to a food we're allergic to often is initially stimulating so we "crave" them. Chocolate craving can be from mg deficiency. Carbohydrate craving from lack of serotonin or from adrenal fatigue and body telling us to look for quick energy sources. Find functional medicine doc to help explore and correct this. ...Read more
Yesterday my voice was hoarse & today i can't talk - my dr says its laryngitis- how long does that last & what can I do to get my voice back? Help!
See below: Viral infectiions cause the majoritty of cases of acute laryngitis. Mycoplasma and chlamydophilia infectiions are also frequent causes. Treatment is generally symptomatic ie. Voice rest, use of antitussives to stop all coughing, analgesics and humidification. Antibiotics are generally not recommended. It usually resolves in less than 7 days. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: Laryngitis is an inflammation of the lining of the voicebox (the larynx) and occurs as a residual effect of colds and other upper respiratory infections (which are common) but can also occur from overuse (lengthy singing or yelling loudly like at a sports game) and rarely from growths on the larynx. Your otolaryngologist can evaluate this and give you the best remedy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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