Why does Florida make me sick?
January 3, 2006 7:54 AM Subscribe
I seem to catch a cold every time I travel to Florida. Why?
posted by werty to health & fitness (13 answers total)
For the past several years I've gone from New York City to the east coast of Florida over Christmas and New Year's, and every year, I've gotten a cold of some sort. (This year I have a sore throat and moderate congestion.)
In addition to the aggravation, I find this kind of fascinating. What is it about the travel that gets me? I'm inclined to think the weather shift is the main cause, but I made similar trips in March and in late November, when Florida was still warmer than New York, and didn't catch anything. It could also be the destination, but I'd imagine issues with pillows, air, etc. to be more allergy- than common-cold-oriented.
I'm probably taking the same trip next December, so insight on a) why this happens and b) how to avoid it in '06 are both appreciated.