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Doctors explained whether there is a risk of catching a cold when going outside with wet hair

ByJohn Newman

Apr 9, 2024

There is a widespread belief that going outside with wet hair, even in the warm season, can cause a cold. Doctors have debunked this popular myth and explained how to prevent inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

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Doctors explained whether there is a risk of catching a cold when going outside with a wet head

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Many people believe that if you go outside with a wet head, even in summer at an air temperature of +35 °C and no wind, you can catch a cold, NBN reports with reference to the Mayo Clinic.

Doctors say that being outside with wet hair does not increase the likelihood of inflammation of the upper respiratory tract. According to doctors, flu, colds and Covid are caused by viruses. If the virus is already present in your body, then hypothermia may cause symptoms of the disease.

Experts advise following simple recommendations to protect yourself from a cold. Wash your hands often with soap; if this is not possible, apply an alcohol-based disinfectant to your palms.

If you or a member of your family has a cold, treat surfaces in the toilet and kitchen with a disinfectant. Sneeze and cough into tissues, throw them away immediately and wash your hands, and do not share your dishes with loved ones. In addition, avoid close contact with those who are sick.

Earlier, an allergist told how to protect yourself from dust from the Sahara, which was recently recorded in Ukraine.

nbnews.com.ua

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