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Do you think going in and out of the freezing cold can delay a nasty cold from clearing up?

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geraldinetheluckygoat Sun 05-Dec-10 18:05:22

I know you can't catch cold from being cold. But, I had a cold about three weeks ago. It was quite a nasty one, and just hasn't cleared up yet. I can't figure out why. I have a cough and catargh (sp sorry) but chest isn't rattly and I dont think I have a chest infection or anything. I feel under the weather and achey and tired, and have a sore throat.

the only thing I can think of is that it could be down to the cold weather and going in and out from hot to cold, I spend about two and a half to three hours walking on the school run every day. Also have been working a lot lately as I have been very busy with christmas sales and cake orders.

So sick of feeling ill now though. Why isnt it clearing up? I dont feel ill enough to go to the doctors, what can I do myself to help get rid if it??

GiraffeYoga Sun 05-Dec-10 18:14:36

No. Sounds like a virus. Get some rest. The temperature outside is irrelevant except if you already feel shit,being cold won't help.

Get wellsoon

geraldinetheluckygoat Sun 05-Dec-10 19:32:55

Ah thanks Giraffe. Its so annoying, as I have a busy month this month and actually I could do with just lighting the fire and lounging about in front of it!! I will try to get to bed earlier and eat well, hopefully that will see it off smile

GiraffeYoga Mon 06-Dec-10 20:41:34

:-) great name by the way!

Abr1de Mon 06-Dec-10 20:43:27

I read one of the newspaper doctors saying that if your body is fighting the cold there is less energy for the immune system.

Abr1de Mon 06-Dec-10 20:46:15

Frankly, two or three hours out in this cold is probably too much anyway. A friend from a cold part of the US told me the key was not too go outside when it was really cold for long periods. Could you beg a lift with a friend with a car?

geraldinetheluckygoat Tue 07-Dec-10 22:00:34

Thanks Giraffe grin
I have a car Abr1de, but I just prefer usually to walk, since it takes sometimes as long sitting in traffic and uses up so much petrol. Plus its the only excercise I get and its usually a nice walk along the river. But it has been hardcore when it's been so cold, so I have done one or two of the trips inthe car when it's been freezing!

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