Myths And Facts About The Common Cold And Flu To Know Right Now

Fact: Being Cold Causes A Cold

It is often said that catching a cold due to cold temperatures is a myth, but what contributes to the influx of patients with the common cold is contributed to proximity. However, it has been proven that the rhinovirus, better known as the common cold, reproduces more efficiently in colder climates. The lower the temperature, the lower the response from the immune system. In a study, researchers were able to establish that rhinoviruses preferred the nasal cavity, which ranges in temperature from 33-35 degrees Celsius over the lungs, which has a temperature around 37 degrees Celsius.

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