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I quit smoking 3 months ago cold turkey , after 30yrs smoking
i went to a very strong withdrawals , but I still feeling tired , some tension and sometimes anxious, doctor said will take ...

 Tips on improving voice quality and sounding better while speaking?
well i know some people of have better voice naturally and some others cant have that type of voice but i think there might be ways for anyone to improve their voice or at least ways of getting most ...

 I have been awake for over 24 hours and still can't sleep?
I don't know why but I have been awake for a long time and yet I still cannot go to sleep I guess I am going to have to go take some kind sleeping pill or something any other advice for going ...

 What Is This?
There's a spot on my left jawline that feels swollen under the skin and is tender to the touch. I get this often and I don't know what it is. I know I didn't hit it on anything, it'...

 How do you take care of your health and well-being?

 can you cook your kidney?
OK Heres my problem...
Saturday night, I feel asleep with my electric blanket on pre heat(heats up really hot really fast- not supposed to get into bed when its this hot). I woke up in the ...

 How could we make Health care free for everyone?

 Every morning when I wake up my eyes are RED! Whats wrong with them?
I dont like using products like Visene. Just so you know.
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I dont wear ...

 Jaw Pain and misaligned teeth?
Last night I got sudden pain in the right side of my jaw, almost like a muscle spasm, and since then my back teeth in that side feel as if they are misaligned and I feel as if I cannot close my bite/...

 dizziness and black spots?
Recently about some months I have been experiencing some dizziness. When sometimes I get up from sitting down or I am standing still I can see some black spots that appear quickly and go away. I know ...

 Computer Eye Strain?
I have been having, for about a month now, annoyances with my eyes. I have also been diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder which causes me to worry about things more than usual, but I don't think ...

 I'm getting really bad headaches?
Could it be because I'm on the internet too much? I don't wear glasses and I don't have to.

But lately my eyes burn and I get a headache....

 Should I NOT go to the hospital since I cannot afford it?
I do not have health insurance at this time. I am trying to get it.

However, my right side has been hurting and is getting worse My side has been like this since last night, and I'm ...

 eatingG or sleepinG?
which one you prefeR?...

 How long does cleasing tea for your body take to get all the toxins out of you system??

 Help! Somethings Wrong!?
I feel exhausted, dizzy, and unfocused all the time. nothing my doctor gives me is helping. i'm crying right now because it hurts me so ...

 what scent makes you have to pee??
ok so last time i was in the hopital my insides basically shut down......they made me smell this one scent for like 10 min until i had to pee....and that some how magically started my insides back up ...

 But it feels really good?
I get orgasims by just crossing my legs and holding my breath. Is that weird? And what is wrong with me? Could this effect my health?...

 How to get rid of migraines?
What causes a migraine? And what do you take
to make it go away? I've been getting migraines
A LOT lately and it's bugging me. I took Advil
Liquid gels and they don't ...

 Why is America obsessed anti-oxidents? ?
Orange Juice,
Green Tea...
These items are sold all over the place. How do antioxidents prevent radicals from harming the body? And what is a radical?Please give me ...

Can I catch a cold by taking a shower and then going out into cold weather?
Is there any truth to this or is it just an old wives tale?Also if it is true what is the reason behind it.Thanks
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i always thought that colds were caused by viruses so what does being cold have to do with cold symptoms?

Of course, especially if your hair is wet and that can lead to pneumonia.

It could Be true.

Mrs Zacky Vengeance ♥
Hell yes

Larry E
Colds are caused by a virus. It has nothing to do with being out in the cold.

it's been said that, when your body temperature fluctuates drastically (hot shower to cold weather) your immune system weakens and you become more susceptible to the germs and viruses in the air. so the likelihood of catching a cold increases.

There is no evidence that you can get a cold from exposure to cold weather or from getting chilled or overheated.

Other factors

Answer 1: There is also no evidence that your chances of getting a cold are related to factors such as exercise, diet, or enlarged tonsils or adenoids. On the other hand, research suggests that psychological stress and allergic diseases affecting your nose or throat may have an impact on your chances of getting infected by cold viruses.

Answer 2: Going outside with wet hair won't make you catch cold, nor will wet feet, wet clothing or drafts. You'll certainly feel chilled faster if you go out with wet hair, but you won't be more susceptible to rhino-viruses, which are the real cause of colds. Colds are spread through mucus or spit getting into another persons mouth, nose and eyes. In cold weather, you'll be more comfortable, obviously, if you stay dry and out of icy drafts, but you can still only catch a cold if you are exposed to a virus to which you are not immune.

Answer 3: While colds and the flu commonly appear during winter months, the truth is that they are not the result of being out in the cold. According to the American Lung Association®, these infections prevail because it's the time of year when viruses usually spread across the country. Viruses and infections spread when many people stay indoors and are in closer contact with each other—including each other's germs. To best avoid catching a cold or flu, limit your time spent with sniffling friends and wash your hands frequently, especially before you eat and after you use the restroom. And since being out in the cold may give you a chill, but not a cold, remember to bundle up before enjoying the great outdoors!

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