The effects of cold on the human body

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Dry skin -Winter air is often quite dry, and can draw the moisture out of your body, resulting in dry skin and mucous membranes.

Shortness of breath - Cold air can cause wheezing and shortness of breath because it's typically dry and irritates the lungs.

The common cold - The common cold is one of the most frequent infectious diseases in humans. Infections occur more commonly during the winter.

Chilblains - Exposure to cold air can induce chilblains, the painful inflammation of small blood vessels in your skin that can cause itching, red patches, swelling.

Balancing act - Strong, blizzard-like winds can test your balance, and make it even harder to stand upright on ice.

Slippery conditions - Sub-zero temperatures form ice—which means more chances of falling and getting injured. 

Keep an eye on the weather - Bone-chilling temperatures can cause the blood vessels in our eyes to constrict and even freeze the cornea. 

Windburn - Exposure to high winds in cold temperatures and low humidity can put you at risk of windburn, which occurs when your skin loses its natural oils.

Chill factor - Windburn can make your skin red, dry, and itchy. It may even cause it to swell and heat up. Prevent windburn by covering your skin, especially face and hands.

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