Does The Cold Actually Make You Sick?

Colds and flus typically claim most of their victims in the winter months, but before you blame the cold air for your sore throat and fever, take a closer look at another culprit — dry air.

When the temperature lowers, so does the humidity, and that dry air doesn’t just chap your lips. Low humidity means the mucus your nose naturally produces dries out, allowing more of the bacteria and viruses you breathe in to wreak havoc on your body.

This in turn causes you to be more susceptible to colds, influenza, bronchitis, aggravated allergy symptoms, and more.

The best solution? Ensure your home’s humidity doesn’t hover too far below 50%. Find out more here.