A 36-year-old male asked:
help me understand pls; why commonly do i suffer from coughing, mucus and blocked nose after having a day or two of sore throat symptoms, not during?
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Pathology 49 years experience
Spread of infection: What you described suggests viral infection and virus may affect different tissues at different times in the course of an infection. For example measles causes sore throat before there is skin rash.
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