Myth: You’re more likely to catch a cold if you’re cold or wet.
Reality: Despite your mom’s warnings about bundling up and not going out with wet hair, it’s not true that being… more
Myth: Kids in daycare will catch more colds than other children.
Reality: A 2002 study published in the Archives of Adolescent and Pediatric Medicine found that kids who attended large daycares as… more
Myth: There’s really no difference in flu and bad cold
Reality: It can be hard to tell the difference between a cold and the flu, but it’s helpful to be able… more
Myth: Antibiotics can kill the germs that cause colds and the flu.
Reality: American doctors write millions of antibiotic prescriptions for colds and flu every year. But no antibiotic will help a cold… more
Myth: Everyone should drink eight glasses of water a day.
Reality: Hydration is very important, but the idea that eight glasses of water is essential is a strange one. In healthy… more
Myth: You should take antibiotics if you have a cold
Reality: when we get sick is to want medicine to feel better, so it’s natural to head to the doctor for… more
Myth: You don’t need to take full course of antibiotics if you are feeling better.
Reality: It’s not always pleasant or convenient to take medicine, so once you start feeling better it’s tempting not to finish… more