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Old 04-06-2007, 01:12 PM   #1
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Can cold weather really make you sick?

My grandma always used to yell at me when I went outside in the cold with my hair wet. She swore up and down that it would make me get sick.

But then as I got older and started reading more about it, I realized that really only 2 things can get you sick: virus or bacteria. That's it. There's nothing else that can make you sick!

How do you tell that to a sweet little 90 year old lady from the old country who doesn't have more than a high school education? It's not so easy to make her understand this.

 
Old 04-06-2007, 01:27 PM   #2
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Re: Can cold weather really make you sick?

Bracelet I'm not 90 y/o and I have a couple of degrees lined up, yet I aviod going out in the cold without first drying up my hair (yeah im from the old country too lol)

well, beleive it or not if I do, sometimes, I get sinus related headaches....especially if there is a wind...so, I guess you can tell her that you don't have sinusitis lol

While cold wheather is not related directly to causing any illness, the humidity and low temperature do affect our systems, especially if you have a low immune system.

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