One myth that needs to get busted: Getting chilly or wet doesn’t cause you to get sick. But there are things that make you prone to come down with a cold. For example, you’re more likely to catch one if you’re extremely tired, under emotional distress, or have allergies with nose and throat symptoms.
Common Cold SymptomsWhen a cold strikes, you may have symptoms like:
- Scratchy or sore throat
- Stuffy nose
- Watery eyes
- Mucus draining from your nose into your throat