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What To Drink To Get A Depper Voice
Voice rest: Hydrate well. Consider using a warm air vaporizer. Mix several teaspoons of honey into herbal tea with a squeeze of lemon juice. Or make tea with 2 tsp of marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. See a physician if your cough is not resolving, difficulty breathing or temp > 104. ...Read more
1-2 gallons; depends: Quickly drinking lots of water will lower one's blood sodium (salt) level, affecting the brain and heart. The exact amount of water needed to cause damage varies, depending mainly on one's body weight and amount of dehydration. Symptoms include confusion, dizziness, nausea, & seizures from brain swelling. Endurance athletes sweat away sodium, and should rehydrate gradually, with some electrolytes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: It depends upon several things. If you are doing strenuous exercise or working in a hot environment then you will need more water. For most people drinking 6-8 8oz glasses of water a day is plenty. If you drink excessive water your kidneys can not process it and electrolytes get out of balance. This can be serious and cause the heart to get out of rhythm. ...Read more
healthy foods: Overall, there are no foods that will give you "six-pack abs, " but eating well with healthy non-fattening foods in combination with a regimented exercise program geared towards toning your abs is what you need. Avoid fats and carbohydrates if you need to lose weight to get started. Best wishes. ...Read more
No proven remedies!: Common colds are self-limited and there are no proven 'cures'. Some claim that extra vitamin c and echinacea based supplements help. Simple treatments such as rest, drinking extra fluids, eating healthy, avoiding stress, using saline nasal spray may help to shorten the duration of a cold. Aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or aleve/motrin are useful for associated headache or fever. ...Read more
Some options: Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Pour boiling water over thinly sliced ginger. Steep 5 min. In a covered pot. Add 2 to 3 tbs honey & sip. Try thyme tea. ...Read more
Sleep : 1. Maintain a regular bedtime and awakening time schedule including weekends. Get up about the same time every day, regardless of what time you fell asleep. 2. Establish a regular, relaxing bedtime routine. Relaxing rituals prior to bedtime many include a warm bath or shower, aroma therapy, reading, or listening to soothing music. 3. Sleep in a room that is dark, quiet, comfortable, and cool; >. ...Read more
To cure a strep throat do you have to throw up to get rid of it or can you just blow it all out your nose?
Cardio Mix: This varies from person to person. If you have adipose tissue to lose (not everyone does), then consider an increase in cardio and a balanced diet. However, do not always do the same exercise or you will increase your risks for stress injuries. Mix things up with walking, running, biking, swimming, or circuit training. Ultimately you need to burn more than you consume. ...Read more
In order to be a speech therapist, would i need to get rid of my lisp? If so, what's the best way?
Teaching "s" & "z" : phonemes at the beginning, middle & end of words would not be possible if you have a lisp. Speech therapy can greatly reduce or eliminate a "permanent" frontal or interdental lisp, but may not be as effective for a lateral or palatal lisp. If you have a tongue thrust, your dentist may be able to insert an appliance that helps, also. ...Read more
Poison Control: If you drank any liquids that are not meant for human consumption, call the poison control hotline or get yourself to the ER ASAP ...Read more
I got tanned by swimming but now i want to get rid of it. Can you tell me a fast way to get rid of it in a week?
Soothe: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
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