When you’re learning to sing, it’s going to happen sometime, so you may as well know your options. You could have a cold, or even a sore throat, and before that happens it would be good to know how to take care of it. The following is some advice that will help you when the inevitable strikes.
Most nasal sprays will be a problem
There are nasal sprays that contain certain elements that can actually become addictive and cause more problems. These types of sprays should only be used in emergencies.
Drinking water with medication helps.
Most of the over-the-counter medications cause you to dry out. You shouldn’t have much of a problem with this so long as you make sure to hydrate yourself.
Use Nasal Saline Spray
If you have an infection, then your body will attempt to take care of the problem by expelling the germs nasally. Using the spray when you’re sick means you need to be careful not to get all your germs on the nozzle of the bottle and then put the lid on only to have the germs welcome you back the next time you use the spray. Place the nozzle close enough to your nose to get in a good squirt but not so close that the cold germs from your nose get on the nozzle.
A Humidifier will help greatly
During the winter you might find that the heater dries out your home. That being the case, keep a humidifier running. Make sure you rinse it out daily to avoid growing a mold farm in the left over water. You should keep it running as much as possible, but it would be best to turn it off if you find too much condensation on your windows.
Thinning your Mucus
You need to thin out your mucus if you find that you have a postnasal drip. Us a nasal saline solution or other medications from your doctor to help dry up the drip without drying out your throat.
Use throat lozenges without sugar
A dry throat can lead to painful coughs, and throat lozenges will help to reduce that. Most lozenges are just candy. If you can find lozenges without sugar then you will be much better off because you won’t have as many dental problems. Lozenges with menthol can easily dry out your throat, so do your best to avoid them.