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Are sore throats contagious, when your around somebody with one?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
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In brief: Yes, they can be

If you have a bacterial infection like strep or a viral infection - they are contagious.

In brief: Yes, they can be

If you have a bacterial infection like strep or a viral infection - they are contagious.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Irving Harper
Internal Medicine

In brief: Can be

Sore throats can be caused by viruses, allergies, throat irritation by something you are eating, and bacterial infections.
If it is a virus or a bacterial infection, it can be contagious. The most likely way to spread it is by direct contact, (kissing), airborne particle, (coughing), or indirect contact, (coughing and getting the contagion on a handle which someone else then touches.

In brief: Can be

Sore throats can be caused by viruses, allergies, throat irritation by something you are eating, and bacterial infections.
If it is a virus or a bacterial infection, it can be contagious. The most likely way to spread it is by direct contact, (kissing), airborne particle, (coughing), or indirect contact, (coughing and getting the contagion on a handle which someone else then touches.
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