Outside is good for colds?

@Masihi (4428)
Canada
February 24, 2010 7:04am CST
I hear that being outside (in the daytime) is good for colds, my foster mother always told me to go out and play especially when I got a cold, is that true?
2 responses
@zoey7879 (3104)
• United States
24 Feb 10
Spending a little bit of time outside when you have a cold can be helpful. Most colds are caused from a virus or bacteria to begin with. Getting the moist, fresh air can assist in moving annoying mucous out of the nasal passages and lungs. It can also help to reduce minor inflammation in the sinuses and lungs. When I have a cold, I make it a point to step out on my porch for a few minutes each day. I bundle in a blanket and stand there simply breathing in the air.
@Masihi (4428)
• Canada
24 Feb 10
I know when I go out I find myself sucking in big gulps of fresh air hen I have a cold, and I myself encourage my kids to go out more often when they themselves have colds.
@Genericbe (1378)
• Philippines
24 Feb 10
Maybe your foster mother has a good reason for suggesting you to go out and play whenever you have colds. Somehow there is a psychological explanation that means divert of attention instead you terribly feel sick, by going outside you will feel not sick because you are not focused on your illness but on your peers and enjoyments. For me, it depends on the kind of cold a person has. If it is mild cold that can be treated by natural way. Then, there is no problem going outside but do not make extreme works that will lead you to severe sweating and fatigue. If the cold is severe, it is best advised to stay at home and have a complete bed rest. This will prevent you from any outside forces like infections from pollutions, and other diseases that may be attached together with your cold problems.