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Non-alcoholic drink to soothe singer's gettin'-scratchy throat?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Aug 25, 2017.

  1. RoscoeElegante

    RoscoeElegante Friend of Leo's

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    Hey, all. Hope this finds you well, and our Texas friends properly pre-arked.

    Really enjoyed cutting loose the last two nights in a big room with great natural reverb. Nothing like reverb to give you the illusion that you're singing great! But then the torn-spot-in-the-throat thing kicked in. Ouch, w/ note-fumbles. Still hurts a bit today.

    So what's your recommended beverage here? Just room-temp water, or tea w/ honey? Maybe some nicely veneered asbestos juice? A cough drop tucked beside the teeth?

    Thanks.
     
  2. jackal

    jackal Friend of Leo's Platinum Supporter

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    Tea with honey is good, any type of soothing cough drop will also help.
     
  3. charlie chitlin

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    Spoonfull of hot sauce.
     
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    Anybody use Chloriseptic spray? It's horrible tasting but I've gotten swollen glands and inflammation and nothing else touches it...
     
  5. ndcaster

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    Tea with honey and lemon. It gives you everything: liquid, a little caffeine, viscosity, and mild astringency to clean things up. Not so hot that it burns anything, of course.

    This is what all the pro singers tell me.
     
  6. basher

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    Tea with honey and lemon is great if you have a roadie to make it for you -- no joke, the last time I saw Mastodon play, Brent Hinds had a little table just offstage with an electric kettle and a teapot -- but room-temp water is fine works for me. Actually I find the better my general hydration level, the less dry tickly nasty throat troubles I have.
     
  7. MDMachiavelli

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    I use something called "Throat Coat" and it works like a champ.
     
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    This right here... It's a tea and it works extremely well
     
  9. tfsails

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    Just plain old ice water for me. Best elixir in the world!
     
  10. uriah1

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    One of our singers uses Farley entertainer I think
     
  11. studio1087

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    Herbal tea with lemon or club soda with a lot of lemon.
     
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    Tea and honey, and cough drops a/k/a choir loft pills...
     
  13. Milspec

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    Sinatra swore by australian licorice. The licorice (the real kind...black) strips the phlegm off the vocal chords as well. A cup of licorice tea worked for the Chairman for a lot of years.
     
  14. MDent77

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    I agree, Tea is the most common for a reason.

    Also, try a mixture of warm water and salt and gargle with it. (Or add apple cider)
     
  15. slauson slim

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    Hot tea with lemon and honey. less pleasing, gargle with warm salt water.
     
  16. MDMachiavelli

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    Yep I've used, and tried a lot of things, including others listed here, and this is by far the best.
     
  17. Mr. Lumbergh

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    Tea and honey is my suggestion also.
     
  18. elihu

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    Lemon and honey...the citric acid in lemon cuts the phlegm and the honey soothes.

    Halls makes a sugar-free cough drop with lemon and honey. They don't taste too good but they work real well.
     
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    Warm to hot camomile tea with honey. You want to inhale the steam.
     
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