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Can you get pneumonia from cold weather?

  • Pulmonary pneumonia (pneumonia) is actually an infection of the lungs by fungal, bacterial, or viral pathogens leading to respiratory distress. It is not uncommon for an individual to develop pneumonia as a secondary infection following/concurrent-to an upper-respiratory illness. Those with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder; emphysema) are generally more prone to lung infection, for instance, and pneumonia can often affect those recovering or suffering from a nasty bout of flu.

    Contrary to popular misconception, cold weather does not give you cold/flu/pneumonia or an infection of any kind. While cold weather and exposure can weaken an individual and render them more easily prone to infection, it is in fact during warmer, more humid weather than respiratory diseases tend to be more likely and more highly-transmissible.

    A good reason for this is that warm, damp conditions are more conducive to the survival and proliferation of bacterial or fungal pathogens. Drier conditions tend to mitigate the survival of pathogens in the environment, whereas colder weather may help preserve them in a less active state- some viruses may even be transmitted via bacterial vectors, meaning that their transmission is potentially more likely in conditions that favour bacterial survival (warm/damp).

    So no, cold weather does not give you an infection, but being exposed to cold can weaken an individual and render them more prone to infection. For those already suffering from respiratory complications, almost any adverse weather conditions (cold or hot) can lead to a substantially increased likelihood of infection. The elderly and infirm are far more likely to succumb to illness in adverse weather conditions also, though pneumonia can affect anybody, regardless of age.

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  • Answer: pneumonia is caused by bacteria, a virus, or aspiration (food or fluid going down the trachea and into the lungs rather than down the esophagus and into the stomach). pneumonia is not caused by changes in temperature or any other "old wives tale" such as staying out in the rain, going bare foot, etc.hope this help.Nurse Angie
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  • Answer: Pulmonary pneumonia (pneumonia) is actually an infection of the lungs by fungal, bacterial, or viral pathogens leading to respiratory distress. It is not uncommon for an individual to develop pneumonia as a secondary infection following/concurrent-to an upper-respiratory illness. Those with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder; emphysema) are generally more prone to lung infection, for instance, and pneumonia can often affect those recovering or suffering from a nasty bout of flu.

    Contrary to popular misconception, cold weather does not give you cold/flu/pneumonia or an infection of any kind. While cold weather and exposure can weaken an individual and render them more easily prone to infection, it is in fact during warmer, more humid weather than respiratory diseases tend to be more likely and more highly-transmissible.

    A good reason for this is that warm, damp conditions are more conducive to the survival and proliferation of bacterial or fungal pathogens. Drier conditions tend to mitigate the survival of pathogens in the environment, whereas colder weather may help preserve them in a less active state- some viruses may even be transmitted via bacterial vectors, meaning that their transmission is potentially more likely in conditions that favour bacterial survival (warm/damp).

    So no, cold weather does not give you an infection, but being exposed to cold can weaken an individual and render them more prone to infection. For those already suffering from respiratory complications, almost any adverse weather conditions (cold or hot) can lead to a substantially increased likelihood of infection. The elderly and infirm are far more likely to succumb to illness in adverse weather conditions also, though pneumonia can affect anybody, regardless of age.
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  • Answer: In cold weather, many find that their hands and cheeks especially become dry and red. During winter months, skin may become more sensitive to shaving due to the drying effect of the cold. Other effects of cold weather damage can be dry or chapped lips, wind burnt cheeks, and red or dry patches on the arms and hands, especially the tops of the hands which are often more exposed to the cold.
  • Answer: The stages to get pneumonia is

    cold
    flu
    brounciues (URI or upper respitory infection)
    pneumonie
  • Answer: i have it and i fill better when it is cold
    i have a lot of drops when it is warm
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  • Answer: Yes, but it can also weaken your immune system, making diseases easier to get.
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  • Answer: Yes it can cause some issues depending on how cold it actually is most times its killing your cars battery charge

    Answer:
    Cold weather is a frequent cause of problems with running a car. The car is set up with many systems that require controls of air and gas mixtures, mechanical alignment of moving parts and the viscosity of lubricants. Cold weather can change these settings and the car stalls. In addition cold weather can cause the blocking of air intakes from frost deposition and the blocking of gasoline flow by the formation of ice in the gas lines.