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Can cold weather make babies sick?

Can cold weather make babies sick?

No: No. Illnesses are caused by virused, bacteria and fungi. They are not caused by temperature. However, certain viruses and bacteria thrive in cold months. This means you child is more likely to be exposed to these illnesses during the cold months. ...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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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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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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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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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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Can taking my baby outdoors in cold, damp, or rainy weather make him get sick?

Can taking my baby outdoors in cold, damp, or rainy weather make him get sick?

No: Being in cold or nasty weather is not the cause of illnesses. Most colds are caused by viruses and weather does not have anything to do with catching colds etc. We get sick by being exposed to someone else who is contagious and from that person we can get ill. ...Read more

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Its that awkward weather where I dont know if im dressing my 3 mo baby too hot or cold at night.How do I know if shes too cold?Worried she'll get sick

Its that awkward weather where I dont know if im dressing my 3 mo baby too hot or cold at night.How do I know if shes too cold?Worried she'll get sick

Dressing baby: Dress your baby in the same layers that you would be comfortable in - a T-shirt or onesie, a shirt and a sweater. At night, a T shirt or onesie and a baby sleeping bunting over it should be adequate. Maybe another long sleeved shirt underneath if it's chilly. Since you can't use blankets or pillows, the bunting is going to be the blanket. A cap or hat will also conserve body heat. ...Read more