Our expert says:
There is always a risk when exercising during an illness, even the most mild illness. There is a special risk to exercising in the presence of a viral illness, as one specific virus can cause an extremely serious viral myocarditis under those circumstances. It is estimated that more than 90% of sore throats are due to viruses, so you probably do have a virus in your system, but you can’t know which virus it is. Because of that, patients are always advised to avoid exercise when feeling even a little sick. It is simply not worth the risk. Also, remember that even the mildest of fevers will raise your heart rate : if you exercise on top of that, you may push your heart rate to dangerous limits.
It would be prudent to lay off the gym for a while, until you are feeling 100% again. If you feel the need to exercise, then for the moment, substitute your gym training with walking – that should keep you moving enough. If you experience the pain again, then please do go to your doctor.
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