The Biggest Science Myths Debunked

Cold Weather Leads To Common Cold

#4 Cold Weather Leads To Common Cold

Regardless of what your imbibed beliefs are, you need to quit believing that cold weather causes the common cold. Yes, you tend to fall sick more during cold weather, but the weather is not directly responsible for your predicament.

So, why the common cold is so common during winters?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an average adult in the US suffers from the common cold at least twice a year. There are many viruses that can trigger a common cold, Rhinovirus being the most common cause behind it.

In lower temperatures, these viruses thrive. Moreover, cold temperatures and dry air may hamper the functioning of the immune system, aggravating the spreading of the viruses.

Advertisement - Scroll To Continue