Why am I sneezing every time I turn on my air conditioner at home?
Normally allergy sufferers turn ON the air conditioner and close the windows to stop sneezing. The pollen is outside. But this past weekend, it got hot here in Los Angeles, and I used the air conditioner (central air) instead of leaving windows open. I started sneezing a lot, and had to take Claritan to relieve my symptoms.
Then it got cooler and I opened the windows again. Today, I got hot and sweaty moving some furniture, and I turned on the air conditioner again to cool off. Once again my sneezing started!
What could be causing this? I did notice a few months ago that the intake vent for the air conditioner was very dusty, so I opened it up and vacuumed dust out of it. The filter in front of the intake vent (should it even have a filter?) didn’t quite fit exactly in the hole, but I left it there after washing it in the bathtub and letting it dry.
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