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Whenever I have a sore throat why do I always end up getting a chest infection?

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Dr. Mary Febbo
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In brief: Viral infection

Most sore throats are caused by respiratory viruses which cause "colds.
" cough and chest congestion usually follow the initial sore throat and runhy nose. You are more likely to develop a more severe or longer lasting cough if you smoke, or have asthma.

In brief: Viral infection

Most sore throats are caused by respiratory viruses which cause "colds.
" cough and chest congestion usually follow the initial sore throat and runhy nose. You are more likely to develop a more severe or longer lasting cough if you smoke, or have asthma.
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