There are a lot of myths and old beliefs from before science fully understood the mechanism of infection by rhinoviruses (the viruses causing the common cold). The idea of being out in the cold weather or in air drafts causing a "weakening" the immune system allowing for infections isn't true.
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Your immune system doesn't need to work hard to keep you warm because immune response isn't responsible for temperature regulation, so that does not put any strain on the immune system or interfere with its ability to fight infections.
The best way to avoid colds is to wash your hands regularly, and steer clear of sick people as best you can.
No, but you can get AIDS.
Yeah you probably can if you're in close contact.
The cold air makes your muscles contract.
I believe when your tired, you get cold. When you sleeping, you are very tired. You get cold while sleeping because you are tired
yes it would be fine unless its really cold weather outdoors.
There are many ways to improve this sentence. Here are some possibilities:Sleeping in the rain caused Joey to develop a cold.Sleeping in the rain was the reason Joey developed a cold.My friend slept in the rain and caught a cold as a result.Note that all of these examples refer to a person. Because the sentence refers to a cold that someone has already caught by sleeping in the rain, it is necessary to refer to that specific person. If you want a general sentence about the risk of sleeping in the rain, the sentence cannot be in the past tense. For example, you could say "Sleeping in the rain can lead to developing a cold."
yes u can catch a cold if u take a cold shower but u can also catch a cold if u are in a bad weather and germs.
"catch a cold" is the most common usage. "I caught a cold" "I don't want to catch a cold."
Yes, a person can catch cold in a desert if he/she is exposed to a cold virus.
yes you can catch a cold from another person.
You can potentially catch a cold from anyone.
babys can catch a cold at any age!
You can't catch cold sores from warts.
The phrase, "A sleeping cat cannot catch a rat" is a proverb. I means that if someone is not paying attention then they will miss an opportunity.
When you catch a cold, you have the virus that creates it inside you, you can still get more of the virus but you already have the cold
If you don't take your vitamins, you might catch a cold.
If you already have a cold you can still catch a cold from someone else. Every cold virus is slightly different, and although you can't catch the same exact cold twice, if the other cold virus is not the same one you already have, you can catch the new strain.
A cold is a virus and you catch it from someone else or by touching something someone else has touched. This is why you should wash your hands a lot during cold season. You do not catch a cold from being cold.
You can catch a cold by being next to someone with a cold. This is because cold and flu in infectious and is considered to be an airborne disease.
yes you can :)
I dont think you can catch a headache. You can catch flu or a cold which are symptoms of flu or a cold, but you cant just catch a headache.
yes, because cold is airborne. anyone can catch a cold.
If you are careful during cold and flu season, you might catch a cold.
It depends on the tense. Will you catch a cold next season? Did you catch a cold last season? I caught a cold last season. I will probably catch another one this season. I have caught so many colds my nose is permanently red. I think I am catching a cold.