How contagious is a sore throat?

My poor husband has one. Should I sleep in the downstairs bedroom to avoid catching it?


Must. Bite. My. Tongue. Here. :smiley:

Isn’t a sore throat a symptom? I think it’s more important to determine what is causing the sore throat and if that cause is contagious.

Sorry he is under the weather.

Uh, yeah, a sore throat is a symptom. Any number of things could cause it, from non-contagious allergies, to contagious viruses or bacteria.


I’m sleeping on the downstairs bed just in case.

But I stole the best pillow and grabbed the down comforter.


Whenever I get a cold, a sore throat is my first symptom…I rarely get one without it turning into a week-long snot-fest.