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Should I dress in layers if my multiple sclerosis symptoms are worse because of the cold?

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Dressing in layers will help keep you warm -- and if you get too hot, you can easily remove layers and stay comfortable. When it’s very cold, it’s a good idea to wear hats, thick socks, or lined boots. This will keep heat from escaping through your head or feet.

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Heat and Temperature Sensitivity.”

Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Hot and cold – the effects of temperatures on MS.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 26, 2020

SOURCES:

National Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Heat and Temperature Sensitivity.”

Multiple Sclerosis Society: “Hot and cold – the effects of temperatures on MS.”

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on September 26, 2020

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