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06 Apr 2006

OLD WIVES TALE OR NOT
Is it that true walking around with wet hair, going outside after a bath/shower will make you sick? My mom swears by this and we have endless fights as I like to let my long hair dry naturally winter and summer. I am pretty healthy but on the odd occasion when I do get the sniffles she says it is because I don't blowdry my hair. Also does walking around in your bather after swimming make you prone to colds, flu and pleurisy? I realise that it is probably not a good idea from a female gynaecological point of view, but looking at it straight from a colds points of view is there any scientific evidence to prove this or the first question?

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01 Jan 0001

Dear Tale
Nope, cold and wet bathingsuits and hair does NOT make your sick - they actually did a clinical trial on it!! You get sick because you are infected by a cold virus. However, your immunity can drop if you are uncomfortably cold and that may make you more prone to diseases. Maybe there is a bit of good advice the old wive's tales after all.
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