Re: Why does cold weather makes us sick?
On Sun, 21 Dec 2003 23:21:03 -0500, "Jeff" <email@example.com> wrote:
><firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message news:email@example.com
>> On Fri, 19 Dec 2003 20:21:28 -0500, "Jeff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> ><email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org
>> >> The common cold virus will not survive in normal body temperatures. So
>> >> body has the cold virus and you are exposed to cold weather, the virus
>> >> multiply. Breathing cold air can help the virus to reproduce if it is
>> >> So try to keep your nose warm.
>> >This is utter bull****. Please note words "slightly below body
>> >Keeping your nose warm won't make a difference. Besides, unless you live outside, the air temp.
>> >in the nose will get into the right range for
>> >reproduction (don't forget, you breath cool air, like 22 C when you
>> >in, keeping the temperature of the nasal passages a nice comfy (for
>> >33-35 C.
>> Based on past experience, when my nose gets cold I start sniffling shortly thereafter. If I warm
>> up my nose, the sniffling goes away and the Cold
>> not follow. So it may be bull**** but it works anyhow.
>A runny nose is not a cold. The nose runs in response to cold because it makes more mucus when we
>go out in the cold. It has nothing to do with a cold (viral infection).
>> It does not matter whether I am inside or outside. If my nose gets cold,
>> catch a cold.
>No, you don't catch a cold. A runny nose is not a cold.
>Now, I know what you are going to say: you really catch a cold. Most likely what you remember is
>when you have a cold, you recall how you were outside a while ago, and your nose started to run.
>What you probably don't remember is all the times you were outside and did not get a cold
>afterwards. So you selectively remember the events you (falsely) associate with catching the cold.
I have gone out in the cold weather and not gotten a cold, nor has my nose gotten cold. But even
when the weather is not cold, when my nose gets cold, I get a cold. You can call it a runny nose
only but when I get a runny nose I call it a cold. Doctors sometimes call it a virus but they don't
check to see whether it is a virus. If I warm up my nose, chances are the cold will go away. I don't
get tests to see whether I have a virus. Who does?