Question by  helper3692 (100)

Is there a relationship between air conditioning and a sore throat?


Answer by  lgk (2426)

Not usually. In some cases it is possible if the filters were not properly cleaned or changed to have bacteria grow inside them and cause illness.


Answer by  lmac (355)

Occasionally, the drier air produced by an air conditioner can dry out the tissues of the nose, mouth and throat, resulting in a sore throat.


Answer by  Spock (261)

There can be. Air conditioning can dry out the air, which in turn can dry out your throat and nasal passages. Try using a humidifier in the air conditioned space. If your sore throat clears up, that was probably the cause.


Answer by  mpelle (343)

Yes, there are many people who put a fan on them during the night and wake up with a sore throat. Most people sleep with their mouths open, thus allowing air to travel into the mouth and drying out the saliva. This is why your throat is sore in the morning.

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