Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifier Review – Help with Hayfever!

Every summer I relish the bright blue skies and rising temperatures that summer brings but my glee is short lived when hayfever strikes and my sleep suffers. In my quest to feel well enough to actually enjoy the whole of summer I’m bringing you my Fellowes AeraMax Air Purifier Review, specifically the AeraMax DX55 Air Purifier. It claims to be able to zap away all the nasty things that lurk unseen within our homes, theoretically this would help hayfever sufferers to live and sleep at ease. It would also work for a myriad of other airborne particles.

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Having tried a different air purifier in the past (admittedly it was a very cheap one) and finding that it didn’t really help much I was hopeful about the AeraMax and sceptical all rolled into one.

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The machine arrived well protected within it’s cardboard box and it’s surprisingly light for its size. The only setting up is the insertion of the filter, which just pops inside a side drawer.Aeramax Air Purifier Review

Starting Up

The AeraMax is very easy to use but you have to read the manual to understand what the various buttons actually do. However the basic gist is to turn the machine on at the back and it will set itself to auto and analyse the air which adjusts the fan speed accordingly. If you suffer from hayfever and feel the air needs a boost then press the plus sign button. You can also control the fan speeds manually if you prefer. The circular sensor changes colour depending on the air quality in the room, blue is good, amber roughly medium and red is poor.

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But does it work!?

All the fancy controls and science blurb don’t mean much if a product doesn’t actually work… however the AeraMax DX55 does! I’ve been sleeping sneeze free since it arrived and I even leave it on during the day, I think I’m semi addicted to the fresh feeling it creates and the lack of allergies is most appealing.

IMG_8382During the first few days of testing my youngest caught a bug and kept waking through wheeziness and coughing. I popped the air purifier in his room and he slept straight through, I’m convinced this really helped him. Plus neither of his siblings caught the virus and I can only assume that is because the AeraMax zapped the bugs out of the air before they inhaled them!

Would I recommend this machine?

I honestly think that every home should have one whether your problem is hayfever, dust, stagnant air or any other airborne woe. This machine will give you a fresh and clean environment that I don’t think can be matched. I basically love this little device.

Could it be improved in anyway?

I think it would look quite funky in matt black, as it is it reminds a little too much of a dehumidifier at present but I’m being really picky coming up with that one.

Are there other sizes available for smaller/larger rooms?

There are indeed, pop on over to the Fellowes website to see the full range.

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Prevalin Hayfever Review

I love the summer, gardens are in bloom, BBQs are lit and we all spend a lot of time outdoors. But there is one huge downside, Hayfever! I’ve suffered from hayfever all my life. As a baby it caused my parents many sleepless nights as I struggled to breathe through a blocked nose. The Dr prescribed medication as I got older, but I either forgot to take it or it seemed to only offer mild relief.

As an adult this problem has persisted. When pregnant with my children I had to suffer the full blown effects, as so many of the medications available where unsuitable during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Hayfever can make you feel incredibly miserable as you suffer a runny/blocked nose, crazy itchy eyes and sneezing that never seems to end. But luckily you do not have to suffer inside your house, or only venture into nature with a mask.

I was asked a couple of weeks ago to review a new Hayfever remedy called Prevalin. You may have heard of this new wonder non-drug, it’s making a big noise currently. Prevalin is a steroid free, natural nasal spray, It’s also non drowsy. It starts like a gel in it’s bottle. With a few vigorous shakes it turns into liquid and you spray as directed.

I have to admit it’s a bit of a strange sensation, my nose actually felt more blocked for about 30 mins after use. But the instructions do state this can happen for up to an hour as the spray turns back into a gel. Thankfully beyond this period I noticed no dramatic problems with my breathing. The spray creates a barrier inside your noise, silently blocking pollen. Any existing pollen is also diffused.

I tested this spray over several weeks and saw a dramatic improvement in my symptoms. It actually gave a feeling of freedom, I was no longer scared of walking upon freshly cut grass, or sniffing a scented flower. My eyes also stopped watering. By diffusing the pollen before it causes a problem, it never gets a chance to develop into full blown hayfever symptoms.

Would I recommend this product?

Without question. Finally a natural, non drowsy product that gives all day relief. It’s suitable for pregnant and breastfeeding women, children over 12 and Athletes. There’s no known side effects and it’s a complete alternative to traditional antihistamines, nose sprays, eye drops. Unlike antihistamines, Prevalin will not make you drowsy or sleepy. Unlike steroid treatment, Prevalin can be used by Athletes.

Could it be improved in anyway?

Not really, it works exactly as it’s meant to. I would say that making it available for children would be beneficial, but Prevalin has already created Prevalin Allergy for Kids for ages 6-12 so I can’t even suggest that. To put it simply, it works!


Available from pharmacies: £9.99 for 20ml pack (1 month supply).