Nurturing Your Voice Through Flu Season

It’s that time of year!  We’re enjoying our extra time with family and friends for the holidays… but it’s also the time of the year we’re getting bombarded with sore throats, the flu, the sniffles, the sneezes and everything in between. Nurturing your voice and taking care of your health is important, especially through the most wonderful time of the year. The team at Let’s Play Music would like to share a few tips and tricks on what to do when you’re feeling under the weather.  These cold and flu remedies will save you from the havoc that these illnesses can wreak on your voice!

Sore throats come about for various reasons and are the toughest challenge for the singer and there are a few different remedies. One of the number one causes of a sore throat, is often the most overlooked – dehydration! The winter months are drying; we’ve got to add extra fluids to our daily routine to prevent this. Common sore throats are also caused by bacterial and viral infections, sometimes laryngitis, which is frequently accompanied by yellow or green mucous. Sometimes, stress and tension can cause our sore throats. Here are a few quick remedies to keep you and your voice healthy and strong during these cold winter months.

  • Lots of water!
  • Self massage, check out our website for directions on how to do one!
  • Living essential oils (Frankincense, Valor, Raven, Eucalyptus and Lavender).
  • Throat coat tea!
  • Zinc Lozenges
  • Throat sprays (without antihistamines – such as Thayer’s)
  • Melon

From all of us here, have a happy & healthy holiday!

Jay Latulippe

Jay Latulippe

Jay is the program director at Let’s Play Music and make Art, LLC. He holds a degree in Music performance from the University of Missouri – Kansas City. He has authored over a dozen books including the popular piano series, Let’s Play Jazz and More! published by Santorella Publications.

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