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A 18-year-old male asked:

Can i get flu or common cold if not wearing enough clothes in winter weather ?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Laura Anissian
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Not really: Being cold can decrease the immune system a touch, but it is not the cause usually of getting the cold of flu. You have to come in contact with it, which is not necessarily because you are "cold"/exposed to the cold.
Last updated Jun 13, 2017


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