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What are some myths of the common cold?

There are many circulating around in society and many of them we falsely adhere to.

One of the many common cold myths is that being cold will make you more susceptible to getting a cold. Exposure to cold temperatures does not weaken the immune system or make one more susceptible to the common cold. It has been shown through multiple studies that being cold does not cause you to acquire a cold or make a cold worse.

There are a few common cold myths surrounding how to cure the cold. One of the common cold myths states that vitamin C will cure a cold and many people seem to gobble up vitamin C during a cold in hopes it will cure the virus. This is entirely not true. There is no scientific evidence to back up the common cold myth that vitamin C will cure a cold. It has been shown, however, that vitamin C may be good in the prevention of contracting a common cold although it will not cure one once it has already been contracted.

Another one of the common cold myths states that antibiotics are needed to but this is not true as antibiotics only work against bacteria. The common cold is caused by a virus and not bacteria. Antibiotics will not so taking them when infected with the cold virus is a waste of time and effort.

The information supplied in this article is not to be considered as medical advice and is for educational purposes only.