A member asked:

Is exercise inapropiate when i have sore throat?

16 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Brian Flyer answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Sore throat/exercise: Minor illness is often used as an excuse not to exercise being from la, i always like the story of kobe, when he had a cold they worried he wouldn't play, not only did he play, but scored over 60 points in that game.

Answered 5/16/2016


Dr. Phil Zapanta answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Not really: It is okay to exercise when you have a sore throat, but you may not be able to obtain optimum performance due to possible underlying factors causing the sore throat. At some point you should see your doctor to have your sore throat evaluated.

Answered 1/17/2017


Dr. Susan Wingo answered

Specializes in Endocrinology

Usually fine: For most sore throats, exercise is fine, but strenuous workouts with mouth breathing may make the throat pain worse, so a lower intensity workout may be a good idea. Be considerate & avoid group exercise sessions where others might catch what you have, and wipe down equipment after use. If your sore throat is associated with a fever (100.4 or higher) it's probably best to take it easy.

Answered 12/29/2022



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