For most Nigerians, they grew up believing that taking too much cold water or exposing their bare chest to cold air will lead to them getting catarrh and as such, they were most times prohibited from drinking as much cold water or being shirtless.

Well, Nigerian medical practitioner, Dr. Olufunmilayo, has refuted the agelong belief of Nigerians that drinking cold water causes Catarrh.

In a bid to educate Nigerians about this, the Doctor took to his Twitter page recently to reveal that Catarrh is caused by a virus and not by drinking cold water.

He averred that though the virus may thrive dwelling in cold atmosphere, it however doesn’t mean that the cold atmosphere is the cause of the catarrh.

Read his tweets,