Can you get sick from getting wet from the rain?
Can you really get sick if you got wet from the rain? This is one of those things that people tend to believe when they get sick during the rainy season.
One of my team member said that she got sick with the flu because she got caught in the rain during the weekend. I say hogwash!!! In the movies people don’t use umbrellas yet they don’t get sick if they got wet from the rain and enter an air-conditioned place.
This is just what mothers tell us when we were still kids so we won’t play in the rain. You get sick with the flu and cold because of VIRUS. And rain doesn’t bring those virus. Those virus are always there infecting people with poor immunity.
Rainy season just tends to bring people close together indoors so the risk of catching a cold will be high. Also, experiments show that there is a chance that being cold could lower your immunity which makes you more susceptible to illness.
Don’t believe me? Well search google some more. :)
So if you get caught in the rain next time, quickly dry and warm yourself up and don’t make it an excuse for being sick. Well, unless you got sick with leptospirosis for walking in the rain-flooded streets of Manila.