Can an actual educated Brend explain to me how does the common cold work? I'm tired of getting scammed by HealthLine, WebMD, MayoClinic, MNT, etc. I'll search for decent articles / books regarding this issue on Yandex and LibGen later.
• The common cold is caused by a virus (mostly the rhinovirus). I asked a question on 4c*ck and was told that it has been first transmitted to us through animals (a person who ate an undercooked chicken?!).
• How does it affect people?
I just had it 4 weeks ago. Now I have it again, except it's worse this time. My job requires me to work in a very crowded area between people who don't wear masks (assuming they're effective).
How does the virus exist in the first place? It can't be in our bodies, otherwise, we would be sick all the time. If this is the case, I'd be confused, since I follow a very healthy and consistent diet and routine – enough sleep, exercise, and plenty of veggies, fruits, dairy, and meat. It shouldn't have been activated as I didn't bring a change to my diet in the past two weeks.
Maybe it's in the air, as cold weather creates suitable conditonis for its survival. If this is the case, that means I've contracted the virus due to my bad hygienic practices, like eating without washing my food or hands, touching my nose during work, being very close to people, etc.
If the second case is true, that means sick people (carriers) and envrionment ("contaminated" surfaces, food, drinks, etc.) are the main cause of the viral spread.
It rises another question. How does the virus survive during summer, especially in places where the temperature reaches 56 °C (133 °F)? Shouldn't it be completely eliminated and never come back?
• A stayed isolated in the countryside for about 4 years. If I'm not mistaken, I was only feeling ill once or twice a year, either because I eat or drink something really bad, like ice-cream or freezing cold drinks, and talking directly to people. (I believe the latter to be the main cause, as I rarely talk to people (who may be sick), yet whenever I do so, I wake up the next day sick.)
I don't believe that taking daily cold showers in the winter, getting sweaty at 3 am in windy, open areas, etc. have any association with common cold or other types of viral infections. It would be a wrong belief if it affects the body temperature, right?
I've been in the city for about 4 months and I've already been sick 5-6 times! This doesn't even Post too long. Click here to view the full text.