Worn voice/dry throat - suggestions?

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  1. Ted

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    Hello all,

    I'm coming to you seeking advice. :)

    Normally, we start back on a Monday and the kids return that same Thursday. We're happy it's just two days with students, because by Friday evening our voices are near gone.

    This year, however, we started back last Wednesday and the kids return this upcoming Monday.

    I have concerns that my voice won't last a full week. So, I'm seeking any tidbits of wisdom you're willing to throw my way.

    I know I could keep drinking water but, as we all know, the problem with that lies in only have two breaks to go call Mother Nature. :)

    Any lozenges you use that work? Or breath mints?

    I know I can just "not talk that much" but when I'm going over procedures again and again...well.... :)

    Thanks for any advice!
     
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  3. agdamity

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    Any hard candy helps my throat. I keep a bunch in my desk drawer at all times. Try drinking hot apple cider (or juice) as well.
     
  4. Ima Teacher

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    My grandpa always said horehound candy was great for throats. I always keep some on hand for scratchy allergy throat. I also keep water on my desk. I have a microphone, so that helps tremendously. I can speak in my regular voice.
     
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    I like the sugar-free peppermints and citrus Vitamin C suckers.
     
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    Tea with lemon and honey
     
  7. Jen84

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    Ricola (especially the honey lemon) may help a dry throat.
     
  8. trulyunic

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    We had orientation and my voice was gone after 6 10-min sessions with students and parents just going over my class :huh:
    I will def bring some lodgens to work next week...hope it helps....or I'll be in big trouble after my first 90 min block:help:
     
  9. Aliceacc

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    I lose my voice just about twice every year. It's ususally mid-October and again in the spring, when the seasons change. It happened even during the years I was home with my kids, so it's related to the seasons, not to talking.

    All I can suggest is that you keep your throat moist. I don't think it matters whether it's Halls or Jolly Ranchers, just keep it moist.
     
  10. Ted

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    Thank you all for your advice... I really do appreciate it! :)

    Alice, I like your idea and thank you for your suggestion of Jolly Ranchers...they're some of my favorites. :)
     

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