Do babies get sore throat from crying?


I was thinking of how I had a sore throat from talking too much on a train ride when I was 6 years old. It was so terrible that I couldn’t speak for a few hours. It made me wonder if babies ever got sore throats from wailing loudly, which they do all the time.

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A neglected baby can certainly get a sore throat. The throat could have infection and worsen with crying. The baby may even experience headaches. However, a baby [well taken] care of that still cries due to chronic illness [the hell of it, etc] have the benefit of milk which is excellent in hydrating and lubricating the throat. Breast milk has been known to heal and hydrate cracked skin and the inside of a throat is no exception.

A neglected baby [or any baby under the sun, mom and stars] can suffer anything we can. Headache, loss off appetite, sore throat, even anxiety.

They can get sore throat but it takes a lot. The key is in breath support, a baby is using basically their whole body to cry, pushing air with their diaphragm just like a trained singer would, this alleviates strain from the vocal chords, and strained and swollen vocal chords are what causes you to lose your voice.

Absolutely! Hydration is always the key to a sore throat from yelling/talking. That’s why when you see people giving speeches they always have that little pitcher of water and glasses.

Babies can, and do, scream themselves hoarse. Almost every baby does at least once or twice. As above, they can also give themselves little dehydration headaches. They can also scream themselves “chapped lips” if they aren’t getting enough to drink. It’s weird to think about, but we lose a lot of water through our mouths. Think about a cold day and seeing your breath “smoke” out of your mouth. That’s happening every day but we don’t see it!

[Just breathing]( we adults lose a cup of water a day (Thanks, Australian government!) and talking, screaming, and singing all use more breath faster.

The good news is that babies, like us, can also bounce back pretty well once they get a drink, just like you and I do after getting a dry throat and dehydrated.

Edit: I wonder if at that train ride you might have also been taking loudly over the train noises (lose more water) or against wind coming in an open window (even more).

I work in a nursery and my baby with the loudest, most ear piercing scream has lost her voice. Her scream literally hurts my teeth. One day the entire nursery was coming back from a holiday break, and by the time I clocked in my coworker said “everyone’s been having a bad day except for /her/.” Well half way through the day we realized she had absolutely no voice and we just couldn’t hear her.