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Most parents believe wet hair can cause a cold…Can it?

Grandma told mom….mom to told me… its one of the oldest beliefs passed on by generation after generation, and although experts say it’s not backed by science, a new poll suggests many of us still believe it.

But the truth of the matter is……Going outside with wet hair will not lead to a cold.

Colds have nothing to do with the weather. Instead, colds are viruses that circulate.

They can cause nuisance symptoms like low-grade fever, sneezing, coughing, runny noses, and people generally feeling crummy until it passes.

Colds can be more prevalent in colder months because people typically are more clustered together.

Preventing the cold can be challenging [in colder months], but good hygiene is key as viruses can live on surfaces like doorknobs, keyboards, and elevator buttons.

Tips for parents

Besides encouraging children to wash their hands, parents should also know there isn’t a way to fully prevent the cold.

The vast majority of these infections are self-limited and most of the time it will be over in a few days.   There is no silver bullet… there is nothing you can do to shorten the duration.

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