Otorhinolaryngology doctors warn that people do not actually know how to properly use air conditioners. People believe that lower temperature better cools the body down, but it is not. The air conditioner should be set to lower the temperature to a level that can be tolerated, but not lowered down and make a huge difference on the temperature outside and inside the room.
Most people who are exposed to drafts and uncontrolled use of air conditioners suffer from acute sinusitis which is characterized by general weakness, runny nose, temporary loss of sense of smell, headaches and inability to breathe through the nose.
Specialists warn that when the outside temperature is about 30 degrees, the optimum air conditioners should be set to 23-24 degrees which would made a difference of just several degrees. If the outside temperature is around 40 degrees, air conditioners must be set a few degrees higher, not lower because you will not only risk for getting acute sinusitis but you risk to shock your body due to sudden change in temperature.
Besides in rooms with air conditioning we all must be careful when it comes to air conditioning in cars as well. Like in room, people want to drastically lower the car temperature too. This drastic temperature change may take a toll on your health, doctors say.
Summer is still in its full swing, so be careful how you cool down yourselves. Besides rampant exposure to air conditioning and drafts, the sinuses can be inflamed by uncontrolled usage of cold drinks, ice cream, cold pools etc. If it still comes to the onset of sinusitis, ask your doctor to prescribe appropriate therapy.