That feeling you get when you find it hard to talk, when you strain to speak, and when you just don’t have the energy to communicate is not called losing your voice, it has a scientific and technical term attached to it.

Laryngitis is the medical name given to the symptoms of losing your voice.

There are many reasons and causes of laryngitis. The most common would have to come as a result of a bad flu, common cold, or illness that has left you with a battered throat.

A lot of these bacterial viruses can leave people with sensitive and exhausted vocal chords that is usually brought on by excessive coughing as well as bacteria causing an unhealthy environment inside you.

Other causes include talking too much, or too loud, excessive smoking or being around smoky environments, or continuous coughing brought on by a different illness.

There are a number of ways to treat laryngitis, with the most common being rest.

Rest is super important as it is the only real way to allow your vocal chords to fully recover.

Abuse is the reason why you lose your voice in the first place, so talking and yapping away the whole time you are sick is not going to help.

It is essential that you try not to verbally communicate with anyone unless absolutely necessary until you can speak again without feeling like you’re straining your voice.

It’s also critical to keep your larynx and its surrounding areas hydrated. Drinking plenty of tea with honey and other fluids is recommended.

Thyme and chamomile tea are known to bring relief to the area, but caffeine and high sugar drinks should be avoided.

Other ways to overcome laryngitis include puffing on a humidifier, taking showers and deep breathing, and inhaling steam to open your vocal chards and keep them moist.

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