Faking a sore throat is definitely a very easy way to fake sick. Sore throat alone though will probably not help you to stay home from school or work. And you usually don’t have just sore throat but have it as a symptom of another sickness you are might plan faking. So going for a fake sore throat is not that smart if you want your parents to let you stay home or anything similar.
How to fake a sore throat
This is a bit of a weird sickness to fake but can certainly be of help to fake other sicknesses like for instance the flu or a fever. But you might of course want to fake sore throat alone if it is something very specific you don’t want to attend like singing or anything that might have something to do with using your voice. You could however just have a crazy party, get drunk and scream the hell out of yourself. I’m sure you will not have a normal voice the following morning. But to start of without a party and alcohol, like for all the other sicknesses we will follow the symptoms to fake a sore throat.
Fake sore throat symptoms
- Swollen tonsils
- Enlarged and tender glands(neck)
- A painful feeling in your throat
- Pain when swallowing
Nobody except for the doctor will check if your tonsils are swollen. Even if your parents do so they will not see a difference and who says that you tonsils are totally swollen for everybody to see. There is no way to fake swollen tonsils without doing something really unhealthy and stupid so we are not even going to think of a way to do that.
The same goes for enlarged glands in your neck. The glands are something that someone might see but a sore throat also doesn’t immediately mean that they are visible. You are better of faking that they hurt, your glands are there even if you do not have a sore throat.
Now a painful feeling in your throat is easy to fake. Never scream or talk really loud because that would really hurt if you have a sore throat. If you fake a cough act as if it really hurts and before actually coughing prepare for it and try to hold it back. Close your eyes when you cough, that will make it look more like it hurts.
For pain when swallowing do almost the same as with the cough, when you swallow close your eyes and act as if it hurts. Swallow slowly, do that because you are careful with swallowing because it “really” hurts.
You should not fake sore throat alone as a sickness if you are planning on staying home and have to convince someone, they will either not believe that you only have sore throat or don’t think it is enough to stay home for. Take a look at the other guides we have and fake the sore throat as a symptom to make it more believable!
Fake Sore Throat tips, dos and don’t s
- Don’t scream, this would hurt your throat
- Fake a painful face when swallowing, this also hurts
- Drink thee to “ease your pain”!
- Make sure your parent’s or who ever you are trying to fool see that you are trying to do everything against the pain
- Fake a sore throat as a symptom of another sickness if possible