Asking this for my daughter....I don't want her to get anyone in our family sick. Especially if my daughter has to go to school, she is also in choir, should I write a note to her teacher letting her know if she has to rest her voice? Should I keep her home?
Most Helpful Answer Viral pharyngitis is just a sore throat caused by a cold (respiratory) virus. Biologically, respiratory viruses are contagious a day before you know you are sick, and then for about two days later (estimate). Exposing others would not likely cause them to have identical symptoms, but they could get a cold. Since cold viruses are everywhere, she can really go back to her usual activities (school, church, choir) when she is feeling better. Colds last about a week, but most people feel fine by day four. Resting the voice when she has a sore throat is usually a good idea, so use your own judgment.
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