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62. Laryngitis (Sore Throat)
This refers to the inflammation of the larynx, giving rise to sore throat.
Causes given by Thomas (1985) include: Improper or over-use of voice, exposure to cold or wet, infections, and/or inhalation of irritating vapours and dust.
If we drink very hot coffee or water, the tender tissues at the larynx can get burnt. Likewise, cold drinks too can give rise to such a problem.
I have traced this problem to occur when a person drinks or eats foods, fruits and drinks that are very highly acidic. The acid substances tend to erode the tender tissues at the throat, giving rise to this problem.
Thus, if a person eats too much of mangos, he/she would soon develop laryngitis.
This can be cured by drinking sugared lemon or orange juices extracted from fresh fruits, eating sea-coconut (Borassus flabellifers), coconut water, etc.