Cold weather causing pneumonia? *vent* - page 4

This is just a vent.. My grandma told my brother not to go outside without his jacket because he'd catch a cold..or even worse pneumonia. But according to my microbio textbook, this isn't true... Read More

  1. by   Mommy TeleRN
    ok too personal..but I am really sensitive to cold air .. closes my airway right up.. so then I cough for air..then I pee my pants lol

    So... my old wives tale shall be "Going out in the cold makes you pee your pants" ok i stayed up all night studying and am now giddy lol
  2. by   tvccrn
    Quote from stevielynn
    Having a wet head might do it if my son rubbed his wet head against the snotty nose of a classmate with a cold and then sucked on his hair . . . . .

    steph

    OH, EEEEWWW
  3. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from tvccrn
    OH, EEEEWWW

    Sorry . . . . Got a bit frustrated there huh?

    steph
  4. by   tvccrn
    Quote from stevielynn
    Sorry . . . . Got a bit frustrated there huh?

    steph
    SoK. I just didn't see that one coming. LOL:spin:

    tvccrn
  5. by   beachmom
    Whenever I get chilled for any length of time, especially if I am wet too, I will catch a cold. If I'm in the cold but bundled well, I won't catch cold.

    I think it is because those flu and cold viruses are everywhere, and if my immune system goes down when I'm chilled, then I get sick. I also get sick if I'm too stressed.

    It's usually older people are more concerned about keeping babies and children warm, and if you consider where they are coming from, it makes sense. When my mom was young, people didn't have central heating, so of course, babies were bundled well. Back then, the rule "bundle babies" had a very good reason. Houses are warmer now, but old beliefs live on.

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