Throat Coat Tea
Throat Coat Tea is a staple among singers, and rightfully so! Traditional Medicinals says this tea is like “taking your voice to the spa.” We should mention that if you are suffering from an infection or viral sickness, the tea will not cure you, but it will provide a layer of warmth and take away a massive amount of irritation and discomfort. Most people describe the taste as sweet and earthy, with obvious hints of licorice. But if that’s not your cup of tea (pun intended), you can try Throat Coat Tea with Lemon Echinacea, which is full of rich, lemony flavor!
If a humidifier is missing from your life, we highly recommend making a change and purchasing one! Humidifiers tend to be overlooked when the reality is that they have plenty of benefits, including:
- Keeping your nasal passages and your throat moist, helping you heal faster
- Reducing symptoms like coughing and sneezing
- Reducing your chance to be reached by viruses and bacteria (since they don’t travel as well in moist air)
- Decreasing allergy symptoms
- Keeping your sinuses open and encouraging them to drain faster
For this type of humidifier, we recommend having it on while you sleep to ensure that your nose and throat don’t dry out overnight.
A handheld (portable) humidifier is great for the on-the-go musician. These humidifier’s are specifically designed to be held up against your face so that the steam can be in direct contact with your throat and nasal passages. Many singers use these even when they’re in great health because of how great it makes their vocal chords feel!
Many singers know their body and vocal cords so well that they can feel a cold or sinus infection is about to happen before it actually hits. So, how do you stop it before it goes from bad to worse? Zicam! This brand offers a whole slew of products clinically proven to not only shorten colds but also prevent them from starting. If you’re feeling a tickle in the back of your throat, or dryness and discomfort, bust out the Zicam and get in front of the cold!
Benzocaine Cough Drops
Cough drops can be a bit of a hit or miss remedy. Do they really help, or are we just addicted to the sugary goodness? The key to finding an effective cough drop lies within the ingredients.
Be Cautious About Menthol
Typically, cough drops contain menthol, which is an organic compound made from peppermint, eucalyptus, and other mint oils. Menthol helps cool the airway passages and soothe the throat. While this can relieve a bit of pain and possibly even clear up the sinuses for about 30 minutes, it’s not actually healing anything. It’s only providing pain relief for as long as the cough drop is in your mouth, and it’s very common for people to experience even drier throats after the fact.
We Recommend Benzocaine
Benzocaine is a local anesthetic (numbing medication) that works by blocking nerve signals in your body. If you are feeling irritation in your throat and need to squeak out a performance, cough drops with Benzocaine will provide a layer of numbness for a few hours to get you through.
-Beats Central Team
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