There are many cold and flu myths that have passed through friends, family, and strangers alike. How do you know what is fact and what is fiction? Read about some of the most common cold and flu myths and find out the truth behind them.
How many times did your mother tell you that you would get sick if you went outside in the cold? Sorry Mom, but the only illness you will get from going outside dressed improperly is hypothermia, not a cold or the flu.
Or is it the other way around? Whichever you have been told, neither is accurate. Your best bet is to stay hydrated and eat when you feel like eating.
Sorry, but this excuse doesn't hold any water. There are a few illnesses that can pass between animals and humans, but you likely won't catch a cold or the flu from Fido -- or Fluffy.
This one isn't a complete myth, but most research has shown that vitamin C doesn't do a whole lot for most people in treating or preventing the common cold.