I’ve observed something different every time I go on a long road trip, or am spending a lot of time in the car in the summer… Usually it happens when I’m travelling back and forth from the neighborhood visiting friends, and sitting in the car for about 3 hours at a time in order to do so; I return home at the end of the weekend and I’m instantly sick.
- It was a mystery for a while, but I now I suppose it’s my air conditioner to blame.
I wake up the next afternoon to find that I have a sore throat and horrible sinus congestion. I thought it was dust sensitivities, or perhaps the air vents in my ancient car contained something irritating to my mucous membranes, however as time goes on I’m convinced that being in the direct line of A/C for hours at a time is what affects me. I’ve gotten more evidence, as my guy has recently experienced the same thing following a long car ride with the A/C blasting the whole way. I was smart enough to turn my air vents off, or direct them away from my face, despite the fact that he took the air conditioner on full force. The next afternoon, he woke up so plugged and regularly coughing; he’s never sick, so I’m particular that it was the car’s A/C that caused his ailments. It’s too late to help him now, however at least he’ll be somewhat aware of the pending dangers of using high powered air conditioner settings in the car for future use.