I Have Lost My Voice!

@aprilgrl (4460)
United States
April 23, 2007 7:42pm CST
I have lost my voice over the weekend at least I can type. I was wonder what can I do to get my voice back? I have no fever,cold,sore throat and haven't been yelling so should I use salt and water to gargle? Like I said I have no sore throat. Any suggestion? If I am not better in the next few days I guess I will have to see my doctor. I do want my voice back adn by the way I am deaf surely I not going mute anyway thanks .
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8 responses
• United States
25 Apr 07
Hi Aprilgrl, I am so sorry to hear that you lost your voice. If it isn't better, you must see the doctor, as it can be an infection from your ears. Meanwhile, be sure to take vitamin C powder packages, and keep your throat moist with a hard candy with honey. I hope you get well quickly sugar.
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
25 Apr 07
Thanks I hope to get better soon.
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Probably just let your voice rest for a while. I'm sure it will be back eventually. I have never heard of anyone losing their voice for no reason. You weren't yelling alot or something were you?
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I am resting my voice and no I wasn't yelling. I just woke up Sunday morning and I couldn't talk it's weired though. My husband thinks it's because of the weather changing or allergic to something. I will get my voice back. This is the first time this has ever happened to me. Thanks and I'll let you know when I get my voice back :) Have a great day.
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
I'm sorry to hear about that, aprilgrl. I hope you'll feel better soon. Well, am not really sure if these would work for you, but you can try ginger tea or warm lemon juice. My mom prepares these for us if we feel like we're having problems with our voice. Sometimes, I also have sliced ginger as my 'chewing gum".. :P and it does work for me. :P
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Thanks for the suggestion hmm ginger tea sounds good.
24 Apr 07
Hi , the best remedy that has worked for me is to gargle with Sage . If you can get hold of fresh Sage leaves and make an infusion with boiled water , leave to soak for a while , and gargle when cooled down , this might help !!!! Good luck
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Apr 07
oh thanks for the suggestion I have never tried the sage, thanks
@jerryn (818)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Sorry to hear you've lost your voice. I know how frustrating that can be. I recently lost my voice after having surgery and I'm just starting to sound like myself after a month. Try sipping lemon juice over crushed ice. This will help to start you on your way to getting your voice back. Hope this helps. Take care and God Bless
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Apr 07
I have never tried that lemon juice over crushed ice. I will try that and thatks for the suggestion.
@emeraldisle (13145)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Oh no that has to be horrible for you. If you are going to wait to go to the doctor's I'd suggest gargling with the warm salt water. Also drinking camomille tea with honey (or any tea with honey) is good for the throat. The warmth helps and the honey soothes. Honey does a lot of good. Try not to talk as well. If it's laryngitis you can make it worse by talking. So don't strain your voice. I hope it's back soon for you.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
24 Apr 07
Thanks for the suggestion. I will try the camomille tea with honey. I am trying not to talk again Thanks
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• Philippines
6 Jun 07
drink ginger juice. Its very good for treating throats. Also, try to consult a doctor as there might be something wrong with your tonsils, too. Its good to follow advises from people who have know hows about this case but still the doctor knows best. And also, avoid eating too much sweets. They are harmful to the throat.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
6 Jun 07
Thanks for the advice. I had my tonsils taken out when I was 10. I never had ginger juice again thanks for the advice.
@Augustta (1860)
• Poland
1 May 07
First of all, try to avoid talking.Period!You need to give your throat/voice a rest. Gargleing with salt water as often as possible is the best remedy. Use warm water and about one half teaspoon of regular salt is fine. The more time's you gargle the faster your throat willfeel better. The salt is more effective than any prescription, plus its natural, it acts much better and faster than antibiotic. For your cough, a cup of hot water with one teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and two tablespoons of honey 4 times a day will help your cough..Honey will relax you and you won't feel sotensed up with your problem, which will prevent you from coughing so much..A little bit of garlic cloves in your drink is optional, but garlic is an natural antibiotic which will also help to get rid of your cold...Good luck.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
1 May 07
Hi, thanks for your response. I am slowly getting my voice back. Thanks for the suggestions abut garlic I have heard that garlic is good for you. Again Thanks :)