WHy a sore throat?

When I get a cold or something ot that effect I get the usual symptoms, stuffy head, fever, cough. I understand these, mucuossy trying to rid the body of evil germs. But why do we get a sore, swollen throat? Are there glands back there? If it is just tissue why does it get special treatment in this regard?

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Yes, you have glands in the back of your throat (and lots of other places) that get swollen working overtime trying to deal with the infection.

Maybe you are thinking of tonsil and tonsilitis? (I think they’re cousins, or at least, related.)