7 Things You Don't Know About Colds
You know the germiest places in every room
and could write a tutorial on hand washing, but you'll still be surprised by the sneaky ways colds affect us.
You’ll get better faster when temperature drops.
While winter colds are usually gone after a few days, their summer cousins can stick around for weeks. This is partially due to the fact that they're caused by different germs. Rhinoviruses and some other cold-causing viruses survive best in cooler weather, while the enterovirus seems to thrive from June to October
. Some experts believe that another reason summer colds persist is that we're more likely to do things in warm weather (blast the air-conditioning, which can dry out the protective lining of your nostrils
, try to "sweat out" the cold by over-exercising, refuse to go to bed early) that make it harder for our immune system to fight them off