Am I likely to get a sore throat?
Are you under 20 or over 65 years old?

Are you a smoker or frequently exposed to tobacco smoke?

Do you have allergies?

Are you often exposed to chemical irritants in the air?

Do you suffer from sinus infections?

Do you live or work in an institution with large groups of people like a hospital, hotel, school?

Do you have a weakened immune system? This could be due to a condition like HIV or diabetes, certain medical treatments, such as chemotherapy or you're just generally very run down