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Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 27, 2020 10:42AM
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 27, 2020 10:44AM
....Seasons.....of......Love......???



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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 27, 2020 10:56AM
Possibly weather, that's how it got it's name "cold".

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The traditional theory is that a cold can be "caught" by prolonged exposure to cold weather such as rain or winter conditions, which is how the disease got its name.[40] Some of the viruses that cause the common colds are seasonal, occurring more frequently during cold or wet weather.[41] The reason for the seasonality has not been conclusively determined.[42] Possible explanations may include cold temperature-induced changes in the respiratory system,[43] decreased immune response,[44] and low humidity causing an increase in viral transmission rates, perhaps due to dry air allowing small viral droplets to disperse farther and stay in the air longer.[45]

The apparent seasonality may also be due to social factors, such as people spending more time indoors, near infected people,[43] and specifically children at school.[38][42] There is some controversy over the role of low body temperature as a risk factor for the common cold; the majority of the evidence suggests that it may result in greater susceptibility to infection.[44]

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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: JoeH
Date: January 27, 2020 10:59AM
Colds are not seasonal by themselves, almost everyone has had a cold in the "off season". But the conditions for transmission of the cold virus are linked to the seasons and the conditions that go with them. So for instance, during the "heating season" your sinuses tend to be more dried out and the virus has a better chance of infecting you and giving you a cold.
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: pdq
Date: January 27, 2020 11:49AM
Mostly I think it's just that people spend more time breathing the same air as other people (ie inside) during winter.
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 27, 2020 11:56AM
I think it's both transmission vectors, and lack of exposure to sunlight, which has proven to play a large role in health.
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 27, 2020 03:19PM
It's always made me laugh when Mom said 'Don't go out without a jacket, you'll catch a cold.'

Gran would say 'You'll catch your death...'

I've had very few colds, ever.

None of them seemed weather related, so the 'Cold and Flu Season' ads seemed to be just ads.




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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 27, 2020 03:28PM
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RAMd®d
It's always made me laugh when Mom said 'Don't go out without a jacket, you'll catch a cold.'

Gran would say 'You'll catch your death...'

I've had very few colds, ever.

None of them seemed weather related, so the 'Cold and Flu Season' ads seemed to be just ads.

Do you have children?
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: January 27, 2020 03:32PM
No.




When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

Perfection is the enemy of progress. -Winston Churchill

-An armed society is a polite society.
And hope is a lousy defense.

You make me pull, I'll put you down.

Mister, that's a ten-gallon hat on a twenty-gallon head.

I *love* SIGs. It's Glocks I hate.
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: GGD
Date: January 27, 2020 04:05PM
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RAMd®d
Gran would say 'You'll catch your death...'

I've had very few colds, ever.

Did you catch any deaths?
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 27, 2020 04:07PM
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GGD
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RAMd®d
Gran would say 'You'll catch your death...'

I've had very few colds, ever.

Did you catch any deaths?



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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: Thrift Store Scott
Date: January 27, 2020 05:16PM
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GGD
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RAMd®d
Gran would say 'You'll catch your death...'

I've had very few colds, ever.

Did you catch any deaths?



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Maybe colds are seasonal because climbing Mount Wannahockaloogie (say it aloud, slowly) is even more of a challenge in the winter?



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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: Marc Anthony
Date: January 27, 2020 06:34PM
There are likely multiple social determinants; one being that people exhibit more sedentary behavior in the winter season, which leads to decreases in lymphatic circulation.



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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: testcase
Date: January 27, 2020 07:00PM
Because.......





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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: freeradical
Date: January 27, 2020 07:08PM
The flu is certainly seasonal. I'm not sure about the cold. I've had some pretty bad colds in the summer.
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: Markintosh
Date: January 27, 2020 09:14PM
This was a battle I always fought as a teacher. Helpful moms would always send in a note saying that little Johnny had to stay inside at lunch or PE so he would not "catch a cold". It always took a lot of discussion to educate moms that colds are caused by a virus, not weather. Staying indoors makes you more susceptible to being exposed to a cold.



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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: January 27, 2020 09:14PM
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RAMd®d
No.

That would be the best method of prevention
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Re: Why are colds seasonal?
Posted by: NewtonMP2100
Date: January 27, 2020 09:49PM
....'cause.....baby.....it's......cold.......outside.....



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