Why does a common cold or respiratory infection usually start with a sore throat?
Because the cold virus (rhinovirus) first enters through your nose and mouth and attaches itself first to the back of your throat. It then starts replicating through your body, while your immune system is trying to get rid of it while it's at your throat.
Agreed with "thief12". That's why I always recommend salt water gargle. Before the virus can multiply and spread, kill them at source, that is around the throat.
The sore throat is actually just your body's immune system response to the invasion of germs in your body which is why whenever you get a cold you will likely get a sore throat. The cold itself doesn't produce a sore throat, your body creates the sore throat as part of your immune system response to fight off the influx of germs.
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