In the above the neck/below the neck theory....

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May 2012
10:59am, 18 May 2012
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What is the throat classed as? My throat has always been my weak point. It can get a bit sore and scratchy and sometimes just goes, sometimes develops into something worse but i'm never sure whether I should keep running (I usually do)
Sorry if this is a dumb question.
May 2012
11:00am, 18 May 2012
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personally i still run, only take a break if its something in the chest and breathing is difficult.
May 2012
11:05am, 18 May 2012
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There are no dumb questions. There are sometimes dumb answers. This might be one.

If you feel rubbish and run-down, don't run. You'll know yourself whether it's something more chesty during which you should rest up or something closer to a scratchy throat and sniffles. Personally, I count the throat as 'above the neck' unless the bug has completely zonked me.
May 2012
11:06am, 18 May 2012
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Its not a dumb question, but there isnt a good answer.
Rich and SJ are right. Its to do with whether you are knackered or just sniffly/scratchy.
May 2012
11:09am, 18 May 2012
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I think the main thing with the above/below the neck idea is to prevent people with a chest infection from making it worse. I'd say on that basis that a sore throat is above the neck in this context. But it really comes does to how you feel.
May 2012
11:16am, 18 May 2012
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That's super, thank you all for your quick responses.

At the moment, it's just my throat and luckily I'm able to have a quiet day at home with my wee one so hopefully will be fighting fit tomorrow.

Thanks again
Dec 2020
9:13am, 2 Dec 2020
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SteveC amid the winters snow
In the chest? Have a rest.
Neck and up? Giddy up!

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