10 Common Flu Myths It’s Time to Stop Believing

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Each year, thousands of Americans come down with the flu. For most people, having the flu is an unpleasant experience, but overall it’s not too harmful. However, the flu can be dangerous for those with underlying health conditions — and some of the myths surrounding a bout with influenza can do much more harm than good, too.

That’s why it's useful to have an understanding of what the flu is, how to best protect yourself from it each year and which commonly held beliefs are actually misconceptions that we all need to unlearn. It’s time to dispel some of the most common myths about the flu to set the record straight.