2nd October 2019

healthline
16

Can you get a cold from being underdressed?

Although many people think you can catch a cold by not dressing warmly enough in the winter and being exposed to chilly weather, it's a myth. The common cold is spread when you inhale virus particles from an infected person's sneeze, cough, speech, or loose particles from when they wipe their nose.

Similarly one may ask, can you get a cold from the cold weather?

In terms of infectious illnesses, germs make you sick, not cold weather itself. You have to come in contact with rhinoviruses to catch a cold. And you need to be infected with influenza viruses to contract the flu. Rhinoviruses peak in spring and fall, and influenza viruses peak in winter.

Can you get sick from the cold and wet?

A wet head can make you sick. You'll probably feel chilly if you skip the blow-dry on a cold day, but not much else will happen. Again, colds are caused by a virus. Unless you are so cold that you get hypothermia, which could make you susceptible to infection, wet hair or clothes won't increase your vulnerability.
Write Your Answer

Rate

100% people found this answer useful, click to cast your vote.

5 / 5 based on 1 vote.

Bookmark

Press Ctrl + D to add this site to your favorites!

Share