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Old 01-28-2004, 02:33 PM   #1
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Catching a cold from going in and out?

Why is it bad to go from a warm house to the cold outside?

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Re: Catching a cold from going in and out?

You can't catch a cold from going out in the cold. Colds are viruses that are transmitted through the nose,eyes,mouth and now I've heard some talk about ears. It's passed on by touch or inhalation. That's why we are told to avoid touching our eyes, noses and mouths. Also, cold viruses (too many to count because they keep mutating) are spread by coughing or sneezing which can be deposited on articles that we touch and inadvertently give to ourselves, or we breathe in the virus through the saliva/mucous particles.

Cold weather can create the body to weaken if it gets a "bone-deep" chill or if one's immune system isn't strong. It can also exacerbate an already compromised immune system. So, in effect, one can catch a cold virus and not be able to fight it off quickly enough, and if the system is already weakened the virus can get hold quicker.

So, blow your nose often, wash your hands often, don't touch your nose, eyes, mouth with unwashed hands. If someone sneezes or coughs in your vicinity..hold your breath and get the heck out of there!!!!

Exercise strengthens the immune system, as does eating well, gettting enough sleep, being in good spirits, having good relationships and laughing a lot.

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Old 01-28-2004, 10:02 PM   #3
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Re: Catching a cold from going in and out?

Take some echinacea and lotsa lotsa vitamin c!!!! Build up ur immune system as much as u can and u should be fine.

Or look at pictures of lop rabbits once in a while. They r cute!!!

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