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Can cold weather make babies sick?

Can cold weather make babies sick?

No: Cold weather does not make you sick, but it may seem so as there always seems to be something going "around" in winter. The exception might be babies who have respiratory problems such as asthma, where breathing cold air might trigger an episode. Also, breathing cold air makes your nose "runny" not because you are sick, but, the nose has to create moisture when the air is cold and dry. ...Read more

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Can cold weather cause a cold or get you sick?

Can cold weather cause a cold or get you sick?

No: The cold weather itself does not make you sick. What makes you sick is that cold weather drives people inside into closer contact with each other allowing for spread of germs and infections. Extremes of temperature can lower the immune system, but for the most part, it's being around other people that makes us more likely to get sick. ...Read more

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Can you get sick from not wearing gloves and a hat outside during cold weather for more than 4 hours?

Can you get sick from not wearing gloves and a hat outside during cold weather for more than 4 hours?

Depends: You will not get sick overall from the cold alone but it depends upon how cold it is. If you do not wear a hat and gloves in serious cold you could get frost bitten. Cold will lower your susceptibility to certain organisms but you must be exposed to them as well as to the cold. ...Read more

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Planning to take my 1 year old baby for a vacation to a place where there will be cold weather (hilly area)..will that affect the baby..

Planning to take my 1 year old  baby for a vacation to a place where there will be  cold weather (hilly area)..will that affect the baby..

Fine: baby should be fine.but the elevation could change pressure in her ears and cause discomfort specially if it is cold or if baby will be exposed to people with a cold overall baby should be OK ...Read more

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My friend sleeps most nights in a damp t-shirt will this make her sick especially in the cold weather?

My friend sleeps most nights in a damp t-shirt will this make her sick especially in the cold weather?

Not particularly: Hi, I'd have liked to know why she sleeps in damp Tshirt? Intentionally or does she sweat causing Tshirt to become damp? If weather is cold maybe it's still too warm for her indoors. Most people find it unpleasant and cold to wear/sleep in damp clothing and dampness may cause skin irritation/chaffing but it won't make her catch a cold or other infection if that's what you mean by ill. ...Read more

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Is it true that there are days for a baby boy and days for a baby girl ? And is it true in cold weather for girls pls?

Is it true that there are days for a baby boy and days for a baby girl ? And is it true in cold weather for girls pls?

Myths: No. Absolutely not. Sperm are fifty percent potentially girls and fifty percent potentially boys. This would be a false myth. ...Read more

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Supposedly, cold weather is not a direct cause of sickness. But, my nose gets runny in the cold (when i'm not sick and don't get sick). Why is this?

Supposedly, cold weather is not a direct cause of sickness.  But, my nose gets runny in the cold (when i'm not sick and don't get sick).  Why is this?

Not supposedly: Viruses cause illness, not cold air. That said, the cold air will cause shock to the nasal blood vessels, and cause them to leak fluid, causing your nose to run. ...Read more

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Can you get the flu or cold in cold weather? I have the flu but mom says don't go outside, you'll get more sick.

Can you get the flu or cold in cold weather? I have the flu but mom says don't go outside, you'll get more sick.

Influenza: This disease more commonly occurs during the winter months, but cold weather has no causative effect. It is doubtful that you will become increasingly sick, but best to stay at rest, drink lots of liquids and take otc meds to alleviate symptoms. Getting exposed to people with other infections is not a good idea. Hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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How can I train in cold weather?

Dress appropriately: There is an extraordinary amount of new high technology clothing to allow you to keep warm in cold weather. These include multi-layered and very thin high performance undergarments and other non-bulky and moisture controlling outerwear. Any ski shop, outdoor shop or athletic or runners supply shop (particularly those in warm weather climates) can help you get equipped safely. ...Read more