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
Nov 10, '06Occupation: Registered Nurse Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Float ; Joined: Apr '05; Posts: 651; Likes: 62ok 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
Nov 10, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in Critical care ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 807; Likes: 669Quote from stevielynnHaving 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 . . . . .
Nov 10, '06Joined: Dec '02; Posts: 41,761; Likes: 48,082Quote from tvccrnOH, EEEEWWW
Sorry . . . . Got a bit frustrated there huh?
Nov 10, '06Occupation: RN Specialty: 20 year(s) of experience in Critical care ; From: US ; Joined: Jan '02; Posts: 807; Likes: 669Quote from stevielynnSoK. I just didn't see that one coming. LOL:spin:Sorry . . . . Got a bit frustrated there huh?
Nov 10, '06Occupation: LDRP nurse Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Aug '06; Posts: 230; Likes: 211Whenever 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.