Throat relief for laryngitis, hoarseness, congestion, stuffiness, and dry throat
Are you experiencing throat irritation? Do annoying allergies or other respiratory problems bring on those inevitable episodes of dry, sore throat and scratchy, hoarse voice? Do you spend a lot of time speaking, singing, lecturing, selling, teaching, presenting, cheering, telephoning, preaching, performing, announcing, or just talking...
If so, you've found the right product! Since you're judged by your voice, you owe it to your listeners and yourself to sound and feel your very best. Don't worry, throat relief can be found in Entertainer's Secret.
Q: What are the three essential items you can't leave home without?
A: Baby wipes, Entertainer’s Secret throat spray (it's always dressed up in a little tuxedo) and my iPad in my Chanel case.
What is Entertainer's Secret Throat Relief?
Entertainer's Secret Throat Relief is a spray formulated to resemble natural mucosal secretions and
Entertainer's Secret resulted from a collaborative effort of KLI Corp. and a Nashville, Tennessee Otolaryngologist (ear, nose, and throat specialist), Richard Quisling, MD, whose practice includes many singers and entertainers. When these professionals' voices are at less than their best, careers and very livelihoods are at risk. Our goal was to develop a product which could protect the vocal apparatus and restore and maintain voice quality and comfort without doing harm. After trying various ratios of a number of different ingredients, the final formulation of the product now known as Entertainer's Secret Throat Relief evolved. Once subsequent testing found it to be safe and effective, it was registered as a medical device by the FDA in the United States. The first sales took place in 1984 and it originally was called Moi-Stir 10.
What does Entertainer's Secret do?
This unique, easy to use, non-medicinal throat spray:
How Does It Work?
When applied orally or nasally into the throat, our throat relief spray adjusts the thickness and flow of the mucus in the sinuses and the passageways of the nose and throat. Introduction of this solution helps mend the discomfort of a dry, sore, scratchy throat and the annoyance hoarseness - and works to prevent further occurrences. The nose and throat not only moisturize incoming air but they also serve as filtering mechanisms. Tiny hairs in the nose called cilia are constantly moving back and forth. They sweep away particulate matter - such as dust, smoke or other pollutants - so it can't enter the lungs. A moist passageway, lined with sticky mucus, is a much more efficient filter than a dry one devoid of mucus. Entertainer's Secret is to dry throat and hoarse voice what lip balms are for chapped lips or what hand lotions are for skin that has become irritated or chapped due to exposure to detergents, solvents or chemicals. It is not a medication or a "cure" but it can help relieve throat and voice problems when dryness is a contributing factor.
Let's look at some evidence:
1. A dry larynx is pictured on the right. The photo below it is the same subject's larynx after he sprayed Entertainer's Secret. A professional's trained eye can see that the bottom larynx is more elongated and relaxed, but anyone, professional or not, can see more white spots on bottom larynx. These spots are reflections of light (much like the reflection of street lights on the road on a rainy night) that are picked up by the fiberoptic camera.
The moisture is from the Entertainer's Secret throat relief spray and it is sticking to the surface of the vocal folds and keeping them moist.
2. Professionals also use specialized computer programs which generate spectogram wave forms. A subject speaks or sings into a microphone hooked up to software which produces a line on the screen. The green line is before spraying; the blue one, same person, is after spraying. Note the wide fluctuations and jagged pattern on the green line. In somewhat oversimplified terms, the more jagged the line appears, the rougher the voice sounds. (Photos and graphs courtesy of Richard Quisling, MD, of Nashville, TN)
Entertainer's Secret is formulated to resemble natural secretions. Sodium carboxymethylcellulose, aloe vera gel, and glycerin – each a proxy for a naturally secreted type of mucus (globular, strand and sheet) – are blended into a buffered (via dibasic sodium phosphate), aqueous hypertonic (via potassium chloride) solution that is preserved with methyl and propyl parabens. Each ingredient has a very high safety profile.
Unlike some other sore throat remedies, it does NOT contain numbing anesthetics, alcohol, antiseptics, analgesics, antihistamines, decongestants, anti-inflammatory agents, or any other "medicinal" ingredient that can produce unwanted side effects. The improved honey-apple flavor imparts a pleasant mellow taste.
How do I use it?
One can spray Entertainer's Secret into the throat while saying "Ahh", but a more effective way is to take a quick breath inward while spraying into the mouth.
To insure that the upper throat is reached, one should tilt the head back, aim the nozzle in the nostril, and inhale sharply while spraying.
Any brief 'tingling' sensation will be quickly replaced by a pleasant soothing feeling. It should be sprayed as often as necessary to eliminate dryness. As is the case with hand lotion or lip balm, over-dosing is not a concern.
If the dryness, irritation, or hoarseness persists for more than a few days or if there are any signs of infection, a physician should be consulted.
Will it help my allergies/sinuses?
Allergy and sinus complaints often involve congestion and discomfort because of very thick mucus.
Spraying Entertainer's Secret helps to thin out or make this material less viscous. This lets the mucus flow as it should which keeps the underlying membranes moist and healthy. Although Entertainer's Secret Throat Relief is not a specific remedy for these problems, it can reduce the symptoms like hoarseness.
Who uses Entertainer's Secret?
A great number of household names from the performing arts from pop music to country & western to gospel to opera and Broadway Stage and TV actors - have found Entertainer's Secret Throat Relief Spray beneficial. Photos from satisfied purchasers such as Jon BonJovi, Lyle Lovett, Jerry Lewis, Glen Close, Alan Campbell, Tom Petty, Debbie Gibson, Wynonna Judd, Pat Summerall, Brooke Shields, Barry Manilow and many others adorn our walls.
I'm not an entertainer... why should I be interested?
While we are flattered to number many famous people among our customers, we are equally pleased that it has been helpful to hundreds of teachers of many different subjects at every academic level, choir members, salespersons, members of the clergy, and business and professional people all around the world. Anybody who relies on their voice for work or fun should have our throat spray in their medicine chest, supply cabinet, briefcase, car or desk alongside other personal care products. It's a very inexpensive way to insure your very best vocal quality. At one point it was a "secret" for people in the entertainment field; no more!
For anybody who vocalised- teachers, speakers and especially singers- here's a tip from voice professionals: Always drink plenty of water to achieve and maintain systemic hydratoin. This helps deliver moisture to the dry sensitive membranes in the vocal apparatus "from the inside out". And also spray Entertainer's Secret in to your throat, via the mouth and the nostrils, to supplement re-hydration of the area "from the outside in". If you get that part of the anatomy nice and moist, discomfort and vocal distortion often can be remedied and if you keep it that way, you can prevent a lot of unpleasantness from recurring.
Will it make me better in my job?
It surely can't hurt. An unpleasant voice is rarely an occupational advantage, whatever one does. Discomfort seldom improves performance.
Information for Health Care professionals
The final formulation was established after considerable experimenting with fiberoptic visualization and computer- generated sonogram technology that records vibrational characteristics and changes in vocal quality. The product's "clinical" function is to supplement and adjust the viscosity of the natural secretions which keep the throat and vocal apparatus moist and healthy.
People who use (abuse?) their voices longer or more aggressively than usual while speaking or singing probably comprise the majority of the individuals who can benefit from Entertainer's Secret Throat Relief Spray. But within the healthcare community, it also has been found helpful for head and neck radiation patients, for speech pathology patients, for people with Sjogren's Syndrome, for people who have had laser surgery (e.g. the Laup procedure) and for others who complain of or are handicapped by throat dryness.
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