Do you find that you're constantly clearing your throat throughout the day? To some degree, it's totally normal. I mean, a lot happens in your throat - you breathe, drink and eat through it.
But constantly clearing your throat for months on end can be the sign of something more serious. When things go wrong in your throat, they can have deadly consequences!
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Maintaining harmony in your environment is vital because if your immune system is weak and your harmony is upset, you're prone to falling ill!
With the arrival of what's sure to be a very cold winter this year, I'm sharing my top tips on how you can protect yourself from common illnesses such as coughing, colds and sore throat.
Four tips to strengthen your immune system
#1: Catch some zâ... ››› more
There's nothing worse than a sore, scratchy or hoarse throat, is there?
Often the first sign of cold or flu, a sore throat is a side effect of strained vocal cords. Sometimes, it can be something more serious, such as strep throat.
No matter what the cause of your sore throat is, your first concern when it strikes is to relieve it quickly. While it's tempting to reach for over-the-counter me... ››› more
You haven't had a cold in months, but you keep losing your voice. What's going on?
Laryngitis, the most common cause of hoarseness or voice loss, happens when your voice box becomes irritated or inflamed. This leads to swelling that keeps your vocal cords from being able to open and close smoothly.
This vocal cord movement is what creates soundsâ€¦
A viral infection, like a cold or the fl... ››› more
A sore throat is often the first sign of a cold, the side effect of strained vocal cords, or an indication of something more serious (like strep throat).
Regardless of the cause, your immediate concern when it strikes is how to relieve it - fast.
While you might be tempted to run to the doctor, some of the best treatments are home remedies, according to Jeffrey Linder, an internist at Brigh... ››› more
If your doctor's prescribed antibiotics for your sore throat, listen up: Despite efforts to curb the unnecessary use of antibiotics, many doctors still prescribe them for illnesses like sore throats that don't respond to the medications. That's according to a recent Harvard research report. Here's why the findings are so significant and why drinking a cup of tea may just be a better way to treat y... ››› more
International Self Care Day is here! A great way to celebrate Self Care Day is to check that your medicine cabinet has everything you need. From cough drops to cooling pads, use this list to make sure you have everything you need to take care of your healthâ€¦ If youâ€™ve ever taken Panado for a headache without running to your doctor first, youâ€™re practicing self-care and self-medication!
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Turns out there's a medical reason for Google co-founder and CEO Larry Page's soft, raspy voice. He revealed on a public Google+ page on Tuesday that he's been being diagnosed with partially paralysed vocal cords. Here's what to do if you regularly suffer from a scratchy, sore throat so you catch a more serious infection in its tracksâ€¦
Google CEO Larry Pageâ€™s voice is so raspy and so... ››› more
No one is immune to sore throats - not even A-list Hollywood celebrities. Take songbird Rihanna for example. She was forced to cancel her show in Boston on Sunday night after being hit with laryngitis. And with the colder weather around the country this week, you could follow suit. Don't let this happen! Use this simple remedy you ensure to never have a sore throat again!
While sore throats ten... ››› more
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