15 doctors weighed in:
Is exercise inapropiate when I have sore throat?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Brian Flyer
Dr. Brian Flyer
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Dr. Susan Wingo
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Wingo
Dr. Susan Wingo
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