Loss of Voice Home Care
Home care for a hoarse voice includes:
- Rest your voice.
- Avoid alcohol.
- Stop smoking.
- Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
- Drink plenty of liquids.
- Place a vaporizer or nebulizer in the bedroom at night.
- Take nonprescription medication for sore throat:
- Gargle with warm salt water
- Acetaminophen for pain
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain:
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil, Nuprin, NeoProfen)
- Ketoprofen (Actron, Orudis, Oruvail)
- Naproxen (Anaprox, Naprosyn, Aleve)
- Take prescribed medications as directed:
Loss of Voice Warning Signs
Notify your doctor if you have a hoarse voice and any of the following:
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