Is it true that you will fall sick when you are caught in a rain?
October 17, 2008 8:18pm CST
My grandmother always reminds me to bathe in hot water when I am caught in a rain. She says that you will fall sick if you do not do so. I asked her for an explanation and she could not produce a scientific one. Can anyone tell me why is this true?
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19 Oct 08
When i was still young we usually play in the rain, i have heard that others even take a bath in the rain, maybe they are just desperate to becom sick. hehe Actually when i get wet in the rain my mother always remind me to immediately take a bath. Maybe because it is cold in the rain and we may catch a cold or flu.
19 Oct 08
I think it depends with the situation. According to my experience, I don't take a bath if only my body is caught in a rain and I don't get any sickness from that. But if my head or hair is caught by rain, I will take a bath to wash my hair. My mom says that if your hair wet because rain, I will get a headache or fever. Keep post happy myLotting...
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18 Oct 08
No, not always. I love the rain. I dance in it and walk in it and drink it. I am not any sicker than anyone else. You can not get sick from the cold itself, but you are more vulnerable to getting a cold in it. If you're not terribly freezing, you'll be fine. A little water won't hurt you, but it is best to dry up soon because it will make your skin dry and itchy when it is moist for too long.
18 Oct 08
It's true that you might get a cold or even pneumonia if you are out in the rain and cold for a very long time, i don't know it having a hot bath would help but getting warm is certainly the best thing to do! I think that years and years ago when people didn't have proper medical care etc then this could be a lot worse because if you did get ill there was less chance of you recovering! xxx