The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918 was the deadliest strain of influenza in history. It killed over 20 million people worldwide. That was around 5% of the world’s population at that time.
More children than adults come down with the flu, but anyone of any age can catch it. This may be due to the fact that children are in school, which means they’re constantly surrounded my germs.
Nice cool popsicles are a great relief for a sore throat. Just let little pieces melt down your throat instead of sucking on it.
It might sound strange, but a cocktail of horseradish, honey and cloves guarantees to soothe a sore throat. Combine a tablespoon of horseradish and a teaspoon each of honey and ground cloves with 8 ounces of warm water. It’ll be gross, but no one ever said medicine tasted good.
You’ll Catch a Cold if You Go Outside in Cold Weather with Wet Hair
Cold and flu viruses are more common during the colder months, but there is absolutely no correlation between going outside with wet hair and catching a cold.
You Can Sweat Out a Cold
Many people are under the impression that covering up in layers of blankets or holding your head over a bowl of hot water will help push a cold out of your system, due to “sweating it out.” This is false. It may make you feel better in the meantime, but it has no effect on the cold itself or how quickly it leaves your system.