Laryngitis: Treatment, Diet and Home Remedies

Food and Nutrition

Foods to be taken
  • Fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C.
  • Protein foods such as chicken and fish give the body the building blocks to fight the infection in the form of protein and zinc.
  • The acidic nature of lemon juice can kill bacteria and relieve various symptoms of laryngitis.
  • The antimicrobial property in garlic can help kill bacteria and viruses.
  • Honey can be highly beneficial for soothing an irritated throat due to its astringent property. It also will reduce inflammation.
Foods to be avoided
  • Avoid spicy, oily and acidic foods, such as tomatoes, onions, garlic, onions, peppers and fried fish.
  • Alcohol and caffeinated beverages

Yoga and Exercise

  • Massage your vocal cords.
  • Hum with your mouth closed and bring the pitch of your voice very high and very low, repeating that for about a minute at a time.
Yoga techniques which help in relieving the symptoms of laryngitis include:
  • Breathing- Pranayama
  • Rabbit Pose

Home Remedies

  • Voice rest
  • Drink plenty of fluids like water, ORS, soups, warm tea with honey, orange juice, and milk
  • Steam inhalations with tincture benzoin or oil of pine or eucalyptus help loosen secretions
  • For a severely inflamed larynx, a humidifier or vaporizer should be used to moisten the air inhaled by person
  • Use lozenges and throat sprays
  • Personal hygiene

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