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Why do you feel hot when you catch a cold?

When we catch a cold, why do we feel all hot and bothered? Does it help? Greg Foot explains.

Among the many symptoms of a cold, we often tend to feel hot and red-faced. It’s our body temperature rising a little to fight off the virus.

But why exactly does getting all hot and sweaty help kill a bug?  Headsqueeze’s Greg Foot delves into the body’s biology to explain why becoming a little heated quickens your recovery when you’re unwell.

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