Sore throat is a seasonal ailment that affects most people, especially during the winter months. It is certainly among the easiest infections to contract, even by pregnant women. In fact, in the 9 months of gestation, the woman’s immune system is less efficient, making the body more sensitive.
In pregnancy, the symptoms of the sore throat do not differ from the classic annoyances: redness and itching, inflammation, dryness, difficulty in swallowing, and, sometimes, the presence of enlarged tonsils.
The causes of sore throats in pregnancy are also no different from those that affect the rest of the population, such as temperature changes, poorly humidified environments, pollution, allergies, and seasonal viruses. Other causes include tiredness, stress, and anxiety: typical symptoms of pregnant women, that lower the immune defenses and make future mothers more prone to contract infections.