We’re busting cold and flu myths, and getting you prepared to correct your mates when the cold and flu becomes the hottest topic at the next party.

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Parents of small children are more likely to catch the cold or flu


The flu is always more severe than the common cold

Going to sleep with wet hair causes a cold

If I have cold and flu symptoms it means I’m not contagious anymore

Vicks on the soles of my feet will make the cold go away

Putting honey in your tea will help to get over your cold

I should take antibiotics to fix my cold

Covering yourself in blankets can help you “sweat out” a cold


Getting the flu shot means I won’t catch the flu

Having the cold means I’m more susceptible to catching the flu and vice versa.

Cold sores are caused by colds

Working too hard can cause the cold or flu


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