Northeast Ohio has been on a weather roller coaster!

As temperatures change from wicked cold one day to mild the next, many people often blame the changing temperatures for why they are sick.

But is that a real reason people get sick?

We asked Dr. Frank Esper, an infectious disease pediatrician at the Cleveland clinic.

“It is not the temperature itself that is impacting you,” said Esper.

He went on to say that a lot of viruses like to come out when it is cold, but it is not so much the temperature as it is humidity.

Another myth? Having wet hair in the winter will make you sick. It's simply not true.


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