Five Myths About Being Sick That Moms Still Believe
A survey by Vicks, the vapor-rub people, found that moms may not be the best source for medical advice when you’re sick. 85% of moms believe you lose the most heat through your head. Nearly half think you should cover your mouth with your hand when you sneeze, and almost half think you should starve a cold and feed a fever, which are all FALSE.
A survey by Vicks, the vapor-rub people, found that your mom may not be the best source of medical advice when you’re sick. Here are five myths that many moms believe, even though they’re FALSE:
#1.) Cover your head, because that’s where you lose most of your body heat: 85% of moms believe it, but it just FEELS that way because your face is sensitive to heat.
#2.) Get plenty of rest, and do NOT exercise when you’re sick: 72% believe it. While you need to get your rest, exercise can actually make you feel better.
#3.) Cover your mouth with your hand when you sneeze: 49% of moms believe it, but then your hands are covered with germs. Instead, cough into your elbow.
#4.) “Starve a cold and feed a fever.” Or is it “feed a cold and starve a fever?” Actually, neither. You should always eat well and be hydrated, but 40% believe the myth.
#5.) If you go outside with wet hair, you’ll get sick: 38% of moms think so. Wet hair doesn’t expose you to any more viruses than dry, but it will make you colder.