You may not be able to prevent some of the illnesses and disorders that can cause laryngitis. However, to prevent and treat mild hoarseness related to laryngitis, the American Academy of Otolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery recommends the following:
- If you smoke, quit.
- Avoid secondhand smoke.
- Avoid agents that can dehydrate the body, such as alcohol and caffeine.
- Drink plenty of fluids.
- Humidify your home.
- Avoid acidic or spicy foods if you are prone to GERD.
- Try not to use your voice for too long or too loudly.
- Seek professional voice training.
- Avoid speaking or singing when your voice is injured or hoarse.
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