Ten myths about colds

Draft dangerous, easier to catch a cold after the pool, and another 8 myths that many years spoiled us life. It proved that's not true!

Ten myths about colds

1. The common cold can turn into flu

This is not true. "Cold" as we colloquially refer to as ARI (acute respiratory viral infection) and flu are caused by different viruses. So the infected - and the sick. Distinguish at an early stage of the disease is difficult, so we often hear the "cold turned into the flu." In fact, it would be from the very beginning of the flu.

2. It is better to recover on the legs

Or, as we say, fight fire. Not less popular version that should go to bed, as the virus will run amok week, if not more, and if you do not give the body to relax, malaise will take a couple of days. This is a dangerous misconception. In fact, the best option - to sit at home for 1-2 days as soon as feel unwell. If the virus is not serious, on the third day, you can go back to its usual rhythm. And if it's still the flu, you can avoid complications on the heart and lungs.

3. There is a disease - "chill"

No force winds can not cause disease. Neither hot nor cold, nor a hurricane. If you feel unwell - which means you somewhere have picked up the virus, and that he is now activated. The only external factor, which in this case is true - it is prolonged hypothermia, which can cause malfunction of the immune system, weakening it and giving the virus more chance. But on its own draft - not dangerous.

4. If you go outside in the winter with nedosushennymi hair - sick

All UK - a refutation of this myth. There is considered perfectly normal to get out of the pool, throw a jacket and go home. At -5, for example. Do girls and does get real icicles. And nothing. If the head is in a hat hanging outside tail may freeze as much as necessary: ​​it does not harm health.

6. The flu shot can cause the flu

It is technically impossible. In the vaccine itself does not contain the flu virus. So the story of how a man dumped the flu right after vaccination, may be called a coincidence.

7. ill - drink plenty of milk

Lactose during illness - evil. Well, actually it is, in principle, is not very useful, but in the days of illness - especially. When respiratory diseases milk can provide even a negative effect: it thickens the mucus and makes it difficult expectoration.

8. From disease immunity is stronger than from vaccination

Yes, if we are talking about the same virus. But the probability of re-catch the same virus tends to zero. We will contact every day with hundreds of viruses as they acquired after disease immunity does not apply.

9. ill - lie

On the contrary. Once the acute phase passes, moderate activity is better than tyuleneobraznoe lying in bed. Walking, light fitness, home affairs: the greater the move, the more active metabolism, the remnants of the virus from the body faster than output.

10. Dolechis until the end of

It makes no sense to wait until the last symptoms of the disease disappear. Doctors considered normal if a residual cough and runny nose persist for 3-4 weeks after the expiration of the underlying disease. Navigate better on well-being and objective picture: how the body recovered, and as a person as a whole feels.