Hayfever can be dangerous to car drivers

Tuesday 20 May, 2014

If like me you suffer from Hayfever, then driving can potentially be quite hazardous. How many times have you had a sneezing fit in the car?  It’s not fun at all and the sneezes can go into double figures. Each time you sneeze you automatically close your eyes on reflex. Definitely not ideal whilst you need to keep your eyes on the road.

So what can be done about it?  Well one thing you can do to minimise your sneezing in the car is to change your pollen filter. It does exactly what it says on the tin. It filters the pollen coming into the cabin of the car (where the passengers sit). It acts in a similar way to a face mask by trapping the pollen and dust before you breathe it in.  At a cost from roughly £20 it’s an affordable option for most.

In addition to replacing the pollen filter you can also get sneezing relief by adding an anti- bacterial spray into the air-conditioning unit.  This will kill all the nasty bugs and germs that can cause an allergic reaction.  It will ease any constricted breathing caused by allergies. The anti-bacterial spray  is usually carried out as part of an air-conditioning service but can be done at any time. This will cost approximately £25 to carry out.

With more and more people developing hayfever due to the climate change, pollution and stress; it’s a battle of the summer. There are an increasing number of middle aged and elderly people developing hayfever symptoms for the first time. Hopefully taking precautionary steps will help prevent or at least reduce the sneezing!

Take care out there!


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