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Can You Really Get A Cold From Seasons Changing? Here's The Answer

October 26, 2015 by Ella Cajayon
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As the seasons change from gorgeous autumn breezes to I-need-to-be-inside-immediately windchill, some of us are practically waiting to get hit with the seasonal cold. But is it as seasonal as we think? Can we really get a cold from the change in weather?

It turns out… it doesn’t work that way. The whole idea of getting sick when it becomes cold outside is completely untrue! However, the myth has some rooted truth to it in that we get a cold from the way we handle the colder weather. Because colder weather makes us more inclined to run inside, we are turning to smaller spaces where air is more recycled and shared than it is outside. We’re essentially breathing on top of each other (sorry for that lovely imagery).

However, the changes of dry and cold weather conditions do influence our immune systems because the more dry and cold it is outside, the higher we’re at risk for certain viruses because of dry mucosa. So essentially, it’s not the cold weather that’s the issue per se. It’s our immune system and how much mucus we produce (again, sorry for even more lovely imagery). Depending on how strong our immune systems are will affect the way viruses attack our mucus.

Lastly, there is no such thing as the one and only common cold. Unfortunately, there are many numerous and different types of cold viruses. So it makes it much more difficult to treat the common cold, when as common as it is, there are too many types to generalize a reason like the seasons being the culprit behind being sick.

So the bottom line is… it’s not the weather’s fault!

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