Cold and Flu come along with cold fronts

WICHITA FALLS, TX (KAUZ) - Temperatures are swinging up and down and people tend to get sick.

The Director of Nursing at ER Now, Lane Belew said the cold weather can decrease immune systems.

"With the wind, you're going to have some cold dry air. I mean that takes a lot of moisture out of your skin," Belew said. "Also asthmatics the cold weather can affect them With cold weather, in general, there's nasal constriction and you lose circulation in the extremities."

Belew said to keep from getting sick it's always best to get a Flu shot and wash hands constantly.

It seems logical to spend more time indoors as the cold fronts roll through, but doctors say germs spread easier when there's a lot of people in one location.

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