This year's colder weather and low humidity may be the reason behind all the missed days at work and school due to the flu, says Dr. Andrew Bonwit, pediatric infectious disease expert at Loyola University Health System.
People are wondering: Will chicken soup cure it?
Bonwit weighs in on the 10 most common myths, including chicken soup. See how many you get correct.You might also like:
5. Chicken soup helps cure a cold: Some fact
"Limited evidence shows that chicken soup might be helpful in fighting a cold. A small study has shown that it may help reduce the inflammatory response in your respiratory tract when you're sick and probably improves airflow and hydration. In any case it couldn't hurt."