Though a nice hot mug of tea with honey and lemon or even a splash of alcohol might sound like a good idea, but it’s actually a terrible one. Tea and lemon are both acidic, causing acid reflux that can cause extra damage to the larynx and make the recovery process much longer. Similarly alcohol acts to dry out the vocal chords and makes the friction between each fold ten times worse.
Having a hot drink, however, is soothing and can help so long as you know the best things to drink. Herbal teas help to boost your immune system and there is nothing more soothing than hot honey when you’re tucked up in bed.