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5 Most Common Myths About the Common Cold

Will going outside with wet hair make you sick? Find out if your favorite old wives' tale about the common cold, from "feed a cold, starve a fever" to "eat chicken soup," actually has a grain of truth.

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Chicken soup

Can a bowl of chicken soup help fight a cold? Maybe: Some research suggests it could relieve inflammation. (Check out this chicken soup recipe, and others, on our ). But will going outside with wet hair make you sick in the first place? Nope. That's just another old wives' tale about the common cold. Here are some more.

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