Why Do We Get Sore Throats?

Henry Belcaster
Henry Belcaster
3 min read

Morning rhinovirus!

Lol, interesting interpretation.

Rhinovirus.

Medical-speak for the common cold.

Nose poison.

Thatll do.

But, why do they give us sore throats??

Cause when you catch a cold from somebody,

Yuck, sorry Durd lol.

But when you catch a cold from somebody, their little rhinovirus particles charge into your upper respiratory tract.

Basically your nose, sinuses, and throat.

Why there?

Well the virus likes to cozy up where its warm and moist.

Its ideal for doing the only thing a virus wants to do: reproduce.

Lol baby rhinoviruses.

When these viruses invade, they release proteins that trigger your bodys immune system to go into overdrive.

Its white blood cell fighting time

When white blood cells attack the virus, all that commotion creates inflammation the dilation of blood vessels to allow more white blood cells to get to the area.

But that swelling is what causes redness and pain.

And why it hurts to swallow for a week

Stay Cute,
Henry & Dylan

P.S if you enjoyed this lesson, forward it to a friend.

If youre that sexy friend, subscribe here.

Get smart about nonsense

Join 30,000+ subscribers and get our daily comic explaining nerdy stuff like youre 5.

Subscribed
Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.
Powered by
DemandFlow