Although your mother will likely tell you otherwise, this is a myth. Colds and flu are caused by viruses, not cold or inclement weather. In order to get an infection you need to be exposed to an infectious agent first. So while going out into the winter cold with wet hair may make you uncomfortable, it won’t make you come down with a cold. The best way to avoid colds and flu is with proper hygiene, including washing your hands often.
About Ye Li, MD
Before attending medical school, Dr. Ye Li became interested in holistic medicine and studied acupuncture. Wanting to bridge Eastern and Western medicine, she decided to become a physician. Her goal is to provide preventive and comprehensive care for patients of all ages. While she is trained in Eastern medicine, she currently does not practice acupuncture at Reliant Medical Group.
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