So we helped to dispel the first 5 myths that really need to go away. Now read up on the next set:
You can catch a cold from being out in the cold too long. Being cold for any period of time has nothing to do with whether you catch a cold or not, you can even go outside with wet hair on the days you are running late. A cold is a virus, so actually, being inside closer to people and germs, rather than outside, makes it more likely that you will catch a cold.
You don't need to wear sunscreen when it's cloudy. UV rays can penetrate clouds and therefore can still damage your skin and cause sunburn, especially in the summer when the sun is at its strongest. Always wear sunscreen to protect your skin, even on cloudy days.
Sitting too close to the television will ruin your eyes. Remember this saying being popular in your house growing up? If you've been sitting in front of a television screen for too long your eyes may feel sore. However this is only temporary eyestrain; after some rest your eyes will return to normal.
Vitamin C prevents colds. "I don't feel well Mom," you would complain." Well take an orange to school, you need Vitamin C," Mom would say. Medical studies have found no link between the amount of Vitamin C in someone's diet and the likelihood of them catching colds.
If your mucus turns green when you're ill, you need antibiotics. As disgusting as this is, and while it's true that green mucus is a sign of an infection, it doesn't mean that you need antibiotics. The infection could still only be viral so antibiotics would make no difference.
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