There is nothing worse for a singer than coming down with a sore throat, especially if its day before a big gig (it’s like Christiano Ronaldo losing a leg before the Champion’s League Final!) There are many medicines and tricks that have been passed down generations for helping sore throats, many of which have little effect.
Having a singing sore throat can be caused by excessive singing and straining your vocal cords. The best thing to do is to give your throat a rest for a couple of days.
Drinking a cold drink and resting your throat will help to relieve some of the pain caused by a sore throat; however this will take a couple of days. Using medicines will help cure your sore throat much quicker, so you can be ready for that big gig.
There are many other medicines which can be purchased over the counter and via prescription which could also help get rid of that sore throat. Lozenges and throat sprays can help relieve the pain of a sore throat although they won’t treat it. These can be helpful for sore throat singing, as the effects will be lessened.
However, if you are thinking of singing with a sore throat, then using throat pastilles which contain myrrh could be the best move for you. The active ingredient of myrrh works as an anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, it has been used to treat sore throats for thousands of years. Throat pastilles will relieve the irritation of a sore throat making it easier for you to sing.