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I’ve heard that you can get a common cold after being rained on. Is this a fact?
There are many common cold myths around the common cold. It is important to differentiate the common cold facts from the myths. One of the most popular is that being in the rain for an extended period of time will cause you to get a cold. Being in the rain will not cause anyone to get the common cold. The common cold is caused by a virus and the rain is just water, it does not contain the virus necessary to contract the common cold. However, being in the rain for extended periods of time, especially if the conditions are muddy and cold may lower your resistance to contracting the common cold and as a result you may have a weakened immune system.
Other common cold myths revolve around how to cure the common cold. The truth is that there really is no way to cure the common cold through home remedies or other mechanisms. Antiviral medications are one of the only ways to actually cure the common cold. It one of the common cold facts that your immune system is capable of curing the common cold within a week or two. Many people think that overloading themselves with vitamin C will cure the common cold. However, there is no research to support this accusation. Vitamin C is good at treating certain symptoms of the common cold such as itchy watery eyes and nasal congestion but it cannot cure the common cold or even prevent it from occurring.
The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.
|Immune System Health14 Dec 2009|