Another thing I'd like to add. It SEEMS to make sense that if you're cold, the body might divert energy from the immune response in order to keep the core temperature stable. However, I can't find ANY evidence.
In fact, there seems to be a fair bit of research, yet no link between exposure to cold & immune response (except possibly in the case of actual hypothermia).
If anyone can find any evidence to the contrary, please share!
However, it's looking like that one might be a myth too. A myth with a believable mechanism, but a myth nonetheless.
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17-07-2014 08:33 #21
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17-07-2014 08:37 #22
Absolutely. Cold air, sudden change in temperature and dry climates can definitely affect some people with asthma. In that case though, the cold doesn't MAKE you sick, but can exacerbate the symptoms of a specific medical condition. Interestingly though, humid/hot weather can be an asthma trigger for some people. I don't think it's as common though.
17-07-2014 10:03 #23
In response to the OP, I don't think running around outside when you have a cold will do any harm as long as you are well dressed and well rested. The fresh air will probably even help a bit. But running around outside, when you have a bug and are not dressed for the weather isn't going to do anyone any favours. IMO
17-07-2014 20:24 #24
Thanks all for your wonderful advice.
Last night Ds complained of a sore ear, the GP thinks there's infection.
So day 6 of sickness in total.
Tomorrow I'm keeping him home to rest. Plus I have a cold
17-07-2014 20:27 #25
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18-07-2014 19:50 #27
18-07-2014 21:03 #28
...and sorry OP - Hope you and your fam are feeling better soon.
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