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Posted on Jul 25, 2017

10 Reasons Getting Sick In The Summer Is The Absolute Worst

The injustice!!!

Having a cold is never fun. In fact, even though colds are relatively tame compared to other illnesses, they can feel like the bane of your goddamn existence.

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But do you know what's worse than a regular old cold? A regular old cold IN THE DEAD OF SUMMER.

If you're not currently like, YES, ABSOLUTELY, then I'm guessing you've never had a cold in the summer, so let's begin.

1. First, the mental fuckery of having a cold outside of ~cold season~ straight up feels like your body betraying you.

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DOESN'T IT KNOW??? NOW IS NOT THE TIME FOR THIS.

2. The mixture of runny nose + air conditioning is a new form of torture, probably.

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3. All of the go-to cold comfort foods are rendered completely obsolete by the heat.

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Has anything sounded as unappetizing as a steaming bowl of chicken noodle soup in July?

4. Same goes for the comforts of rolling up in a cozy blanket burrito.

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5. And drinking a soothing mug of honey-lemon tea? Forget it.

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6. What, you may be asking, are you supposed to do to feel better when you're sick in the summer? NOTHING. YOU JUST SUFFER.

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Like, yes, there is medicine. But medicine is only a very small part of the easing-a-cold equation.

7. As if the all the summer sweat weren't enough, summer colds bring other bodily fluids.

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Snot. I'm talking about snot.

8. More so than any other season, summer taunts you with all the stuff you COULD be doing, but CAN'T because you have a COLD.

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In the winter, you can pretty much expect people to be hibernating right along with you, but nope.

9. Unlike wintertime when everyone basically has or is getting over a cold, during summer you're pretty much the only one who's sick.

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No solidarity! It's unjust!

10. And lastly, when you inevitably reemerge into the world, looking forward to fresh air outside of your sick cave, THE AIR IS NOT FRESH AT ALL! IT'S MUGGY AND HOT! BECAUSE SUMMER.

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  1. SO, DO YOU AGREE? ARE SUMMER COLDS THE WORST?

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SO, DO YOU AGREE? ARE SUMMER COLDS THE WORST?
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    Yes
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    No
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    I can't believe you got paid to write this but I'll forgive you because you have a cold and seem cranky
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    Feel better, BuzzFeed <3

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