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Why are you more likely to get sore throats when pregnant?

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You may get more illnesses when you're pregnant because you're more susceptible to infection, such as viruses. Your immune system lowers slightly during pregnancy so your body won't reject your developing baby. Not all sore throats are due to infection, however. For example, heartburn, a common pregnancy symptom, can also give you a sore throat. Pregnant women also often become congested, which can lead to a sore throat. Fortunately, simple home treatments ease most sore throats.

From: Sore Throat WebMD Medical Reference

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MedicineNet: "Sore Throat."

Cleveland Clinic: "Colds and Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on January 20, 2019

SOURCES:

MedicineNet: "Sore Throat."

Cleveland Clinic: "Colds and Pregnancy."

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on January 20, 2019

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