Dry Throat-Gargling-Medicine

If a chazzan develops a very dry throat on Yom Kippur, such as from a cold (or some other reason), to the point where he may have difficulty continuing, is there anything he can do to relieve the dryness, such as

  1. Gargling water [but not swallowing]?
  2. Spraying nasal decongestant medicine directly on vocal cords? (it relieves swelling)
  3. Unflavored Pills with no water?
  4. Unflavored Pills with few drops of water, or water made bitter? ( https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3606900,00.html )
  5. Inhale steam (of course without starting fire or hot water on yom tov)
  6. Suck on small lozenge (less than shiur, but would have to be flavored, as I’ve never seen unflavored ones).
  7. Put a non-food item in mouth to generate saliva, such as a plastic dental guard.
  8. If all else fails, ingesting “bitter” water less than shiur?

Any other suggestions? Thank you very much. Gmar Chatima Tova,

Looks like only #5 and #7 will be ok.

Medicine is a problem. Being a Chazan won’t make it ok.

The steam is fine.
You can also gargle mouthwash and spit it out.

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