THE THROAT HANGOVER
You were shouting over the music all night (when you weren’t singing along), and your voice is gone. “Normally when someone loses their voice, it’s because the vocal cords have become inflamed,” explains Christopher Chang, MD, an otolaryngological surgeon in Warrenton, Virginia. Plus, alcohol is a chemical irritant that dries out the lining of the throat. “Rest the voice to give it a chance to heal,” Dr. Chang advises. If you can’t keep quiet, do instant damage control by breathing in humid air (take a hot shower) and drinking plenty of fluids. Warm chamomile, ginger, or peppermint tea with honey can be extra soothing for both your throat and stomach.