10 doctors weighed in:
Is it true that a typical sore throat originates in your nose and moves to your throat?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
9 doctors agree
In brief: Often
Viral upper respiratory infections have to enter the body somewhere.
Often they enter through the nose and then spread to the throat. However, it is possible to contract one through the mouth by kissing, sharing a cup, etc.

In brief: Often
Viral upper respiratory infections have to enter the body somewhere.
Often they enter through the nose and then spread to the throat. However, it is possible to contract one through the mouth by kissing, sharing a cup, etc.
Dr. Michelle Marcincuk
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