QUOTE(Mezzo1974 @ Jul 31 2009, 07:14 PM)
a psychological thing: Some singers tend to focus more on every little cough and sneeze and interpret more into it than there actually is ...
Yes, ever since I started singing, I've had terrible sore throats right before every exam or performance - they've always disappeared in time for me to sing, but I'm sure it has
to be psychological.
As well the irritation from breathing in other people's smoke, or hayfever etc has got worse - at least in my head. It's probably because I measure a sore throat now, in terms of how it affects my voice, rather than how much it actually hurts.
I've always been a bit sickly though.