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The Cold, Hard Facts of the Common Cold

It is the time of sniffles! Cold and flu season is upon us. By some accounts as early as August, and others think there really is no such thing since we can catch a virus anytime of the year. Thought it would be good to review some of the cold, hard facts of the common cold.


The Cold, Hard Facts of the Common Cold

T/F: You can catch a cold by walking outside in cold weather with wet hair.

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CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I dont work in a clinic for nothing!
Allytta Allytta 9 years
and what is it called when you go outside with wet hair in winter and get sick then? because i'm confused... it's also a cold. is it not the common one? i get sick just from being in the draft.
Martini-Rossi Martini-Rossi 9 years
I know one thing, ever since I started working out in Feb I havent been sick! I used to be that person that got sick every other month, even the summer! Well not anymore, sweet!
AucuneRancune AucuneRancune 9 years
Wow... no wonder I get sick so often!
bellanatella bellanatella 9 years
Wait 'til I tell my dad this one - wet hair does NOT cause colds. A whole childhood of nagging gone to waste.
rubiesymusica rubiesymusica 9 years
so why is it when you're sick flu, cold, anemia, etc,. people are telling you to eat soup esp chicken?
veronicaraye veronicaraye 9 years
3/4 not bad i guess.
Amanda-La Amanda-La 9 years
I want chicken soup...
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I always, ALWAYS get a spring cold. Those are the worst since everyone is feeling great that it's nicer out, and here I am sick as all get out. I feel a little tickle coming on now, but I hope it peeters out before becoming a full blown thing.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
2/4 not so good...I just got a craving for chicken soup.
rubialala rubialala 9 years
3/4 pretty good.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
3/4 I'm good! Seriosuly though, they are starting earlier. Last week (so last week of August) I was SO sick. Like I haven't been that sick in about 2 years! It was horrible. And I am coughing up phlegm and have a stuffy nose, but I couldn't miss anymore work :( I'm even on antibiotics right now!
Seraphim Seraphim 9 years
well poo :)
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