Drinking cold water before going out in the winter..Does it protect you from colds?

2023-11-19 2023-11-19T13:49:37Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Arabia Weather - With the approach of winter, many are wondering what measures can be taken to enhance their health and protect themselves from common colds, and among the many healthy tips and habits that can be adopted, drinking cold water before going out in the cold stands out as a topic worthy of attention.

Is drinking cold water before going out in the winter an effective solution to prevent colds? Does this habit protect us from winter viruses and bacteria? In this article, we will explore the answer.

 

Drinking cold water before going out in the winter..Does it protect you from colds?

Answer: Some opinions have been circulated about the effectiveness of drinking small amounts of cold water before going out in the winter as a way to avoid contracting colds and influenza. Although some individuals believe that this method is correct and beneficial to them, Dr. Maysa Sharaf El-Din, professor of chest diseases, confirms that this procedure is not considered Enough to protect the body.

Dr. Maysa Sharaf El-Din explains that drinking water changes the temperature of the chest cavity to adapt to weather conditions, but she stresses the importance of taking additional measures when going out in cold climates. Instead of relying on drinking water only, it is recommended to wear warm clothes and avoid direct exposure to cold winds. These steps are more effective in preventing winter diseases.

Hence, it appears that keeping warm and taking care of winter preventive measures play a more essential role in maintaining the health of the respiratory system than drinking cold water alone.

To maintain health in the winter and avoid contracting colds and influenza, it is preferable to follow some simple instructions:

  • Choose suitable clothes

Wear clothes that suit the weather and help warm the body, without too many pieces, especially when dealing with children.

  • House ventilation

Ventilate the house before going out to maintain air quality and avoid harmful accumulations.

  • Cover children's ears

It is necessary to cover children's ears with covers or hats to maintain body warmth.

  • Cover the mouth and nose

Cover your mouth and nose to avoid suddenly inhaling cold air.

  • Strengthen immunity

Strengthen the body's immunity by eating healthy food rich in vitamins and minerals.

 

 

Ways to relieve cold symptoms

In the case of cold and flu, some methods can be followed to alleviate the symptoms:

  • Take a fever reducer

Use appropriate medications to reduce the temperature if it rises.

  • Drink hot drinks

Drink warm drinks to soothe the throat and relieve congestion.

  • Use nasal points with caution

Use nasal points for a short time and as directed by your doctor.

  • Take vitamins

Eat foods containing vitamin C and A to strengthen the immune system.

  • Take antibiotics after consulting your doctor

Use antibiotics in certain cases and with the advice of a doctor.

 

Also know:

How to maintain your eyes in winter?

Beware of getting wet... the harmful effects of wet clothes and rainwater reaching the body

 


Sources:

elconsolto

 

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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