Don't Let Your Air Conditioner Get You Sick

Don't Let Your Air Conditioner Get You Sick

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Even with cooler temperatures because of all the rain, most of us are still using our air conditioners this August. But not using them correctly can actually give you a summer cold. Dr. Tania Elliott says wall units can produce condensation that can become an excellent home for bacteria. She also says shocking your system with cold air from a central air system after spending time in the hot sun can induce cold-like symptoms. Dr. Elliott says if you do catch a summer cold, it is best to make sure you get plenty of sleep, drink lots of water, and eat what she calls 'super foods like ginger, garlic, and anything spicy.

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