PNN/ Health Tips: Usually, we complain something bad in throat and specially this complain comes to hear in the winter season. With the starting of the winter season, this problem will be common for everyone, but apart from this, here is some skilled people or those who do smoking must read this article, in which Dr Vikrant Dagar, ESIC Hospital tells how to Get Rid of throat problem.
Dr Vikrant says a sore throat refers to pain, itchiness, or irritation of the throat. Throat pain is the primary symptom of a sore throat. It may get worse when you try to swallow, and may have difficulty swallowing food and liquids.
Dr Dagar tells a list of caution which we should follow in our daily life.
- Drink water to keep your body well hydrated, and avoid alcohol and caffeine. Your vocal cords vibrate very fast, and having a proper water balance helps keep them lubricated. Important note: Foods containing large amounts of water are excellent hydration-conscious snacks, including apples, pears, watermelon, peaches, melons, grapes, plums, bell peppers and applesauce.
- Allow yourself several “vocal naps” every day, especially during periods of extended use. For instance, teachers should avoid speaking during the breaks between classes and find quiet ways to spend the lunch hour rather than talking in a noisy staff room with colleagues.
- Don’t smoke, or if you already do, quit. Smoking raises the risk of throat cancer tremendously, and inhaling smoke can irritate the vocal cords.
- Don’t abuse or misuse your voice. Avoid yelling or screaming, and try not to talk loudly in noisy areas. If your throat feels dry or tired, or your voice is getting hoarse, reduce your voice use. The hoarseness is a warning sign that your vocal cords are irritated.
- Pay attention to how you speak every day. Even performers who have good singing habits can cause damage when they speak. Many skilled singers don’t continue their healthy habits when they speak. “Many people—including singers—should have much more breathed flow when they speak.”
- When you’re sick, spare your voice. Don’t talk when you’re hoarse due to a cold or infection. Listen to what your voice is telling you. Don’t use unnecessary or irrelevant antibiotics, consult doctor instead of doing self-medication.
- When you have to speak publicly, to large groups or outdoors, think about using amplification to avoid straining your voice.
Dr Vikrant Dagar, specially emphasized on quit smoking. He says smoking is a risk factor for cancer and throat infection. He says ulcer in oral cavities and swelling in neck is a danger sign of cancer, so immediate consult to doctor if you feel unwell.