28 Mar 2012

Natural Vocal Health remedies for dealing with Allergies and Spring Sinus Issues

Spring is upon us once again, and with it comes the potential for all kinds of sinus issues including allergies from pollen, grass and other floral debris. For the voice professional, Spring can be a delight of new gigs, out door concerts and warmer tours. However at the same time, it can mean serious difficulties for the throat, sinuses and vocal cords due to allergic reactions as well as air conditioners in venues, buses and planes spewing out all kinds of recycled air.

Detrimental Side Effects to Vocal Health from OTC Antihistamines and Decongestants

To often many voice professionals reach for the most advertised and well known OTC antihistamines or decongestants. Popular Antihistamines include the brands: Benadryl, Chlor-Trimetron, Claritin, Dimetane, Hismanal, Nolahist, PBZ, Polaramine, Tavist, Zyrtec, Xyzal, Allegra, Claritin, Clarinex, and Alavert.  While these drugs  may work fast and seem to help reduce sinus issues at first glance, the side effects on the voice and body are, in my opinion, hardly worth it. Most often these side effects include drowsiness, feeling “spaced out”, and a seriously dry throat and voice that can last all day long. The exact opposite conditions of what we need when singing.

Decongestants are no better. Some of the more used decongestants include:  Drixoral, Dimetapp, Dura-Vent, Exgest, Entex, Propagest, Novafed, and Sudafed. Decongestants are chemically related to adrenaline, the natural decongestant, which is a type of stimulant. The are not recommended for use by those with high blood pressure, tendencies for excitability, irregular heart rhythm, heart disease, glaucoma or those taking diet pills. Being on stage performing is enough of a rush with your adrenaline zipping away. The last thing we need is chemically produced adrenaline swimming around in our blood stream to whack us out so we don’t even realize how much we are pushing our voice and body until it’s to late. Next thing we know, what we thought was a killer show was actually a mess of vocal pushing and abuse due to this chemically produced “fake” energy.

Natural Allergy and Sinus Alternatives for the Voice Professional

There are many herbs you can take to help immediately clear up your sinus issues as well as help your body deal naturally with the seasonal difficulties. These herbs also help your body to adjust and support itself while not knocking you out or messing with your energy levels. For starters, you should read my previous blog posts:

Natural Allergy Remedies for the Voice Professional, that do not effect the vocal mechanism.

Effects of medication on the voice and Natural Alternatives to those medications

The importance of sinus irrigation for the Voice Professional

These posts alone will give you loads of excellent information on how to keep your sinus passages clean and healthy as well as what herbs you can use to keep yourself open and clear. Without the nasty side effects of the above mentioned drugs.

Sinus Clear Out Dropper from Superior Vocal Health

You can also get immediate, lasting sinus clearing relief from our Sinus Clear Out formula.

Sinus Clear out is a power packed formula that opens up your entire sinus passages with one dropper full of herbal liquid. It is loaded with Organic Cayenne, Garlic and Horseradish Oils that will open you up like nothing you have ever felt before. In addition to many other sinus and immune boosting herbs, it has Organic Echinacea and Goldenseal to deal with any infections that may be already active or coming on. Sinus Clear Out will not make you drowsy or effect your adrenaline levels in any way. In fact, the herbs in this award winning formula will actually help to boost and support your immune system keeping you even healthier during the Spring allergy season.

Artists around the world already rely on Sinus Clear Out to keep them healthy and allergy free at home and on the road. I use Sinus Clear Out in combination with Throat Saver Spray when traveling on planes to keep my  sinuses clear as well as my throat and vocal cords healthy.

Throughout the month of April you can receive 10% off our Three Pack, which includes Sinus Clear Out, by putting in the coupon code SCO at checkout.

Always be sure to consult your medical care provider or doctor before taking any new medications or herbal remedies. The content in this post is not intended to diagnose, cure or heal any disease and should not be used to do so. Please read all labels before taking any herbal formulas and find out if you are allergic to any of the herbs in Superior Vocal Health formulas before using them.

As always I wish you the best on your quest for Superior Vocal Health.


About the Author:JAN ALAN SCHWARTZ

Voice Professional and Business Owner

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