Many parents are worried of the rain as they thought that if their child were caught in the rain, they will catch a cold and fall sick. Is it true?
Actually its not really true. Let’s look at the basis of why a person fall sick from the common cold. The common cold or “flu” like most people describe is due to a viral infection. Viral infection does not come from the rain. The viruses are normally from another person who is sick at that time.
In the cold countries like winter period in Europe, it is easier to catch a cold as people tend to stay indoors during winter and thus the viruses can pass easily from one person to another in the indoor area. Thus, this is the reason why more people fall sick during the cold period and they thought that if one is exposed to the rain, one will fall sick, which is not true.
However, if you live in areas which has air pollution and the air contains chemical which are produced by nearby factories, then the rain may contains some of these chemical which could be acidic and cause problem to our skin. Otherwise, exposure to the rain will not cause someone to fall sick.
If your child is exposed to the rain, which is quite common in our weather here, not to worry, just shower him when he reach home, and let him wear dry clothes, and he will be fine.