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Allergies?: Honestly, get out the textbook and start looking at the hundreds of causes of sneezing. You aren't going to get an accurate answer to that question here without providing some more details like for how long, what makes it better? Or worse? Any associated symotoms, what remedies have you tried, has this ever happened before. How many cats do you own, where do you live, what is your job, meds, etc. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Sneezing is the nasal response to an irritation (smoke, perfume, chemicals) or allergen in the nose (dust, pollen, animal dander, mold). It can also occur with infections such as the common cold. An allergist can assist in identifying the cause of sneezing and find an appropriate treatment. ...Read more
Nasal irritation: Often it is because of some form of nasal irritation, such as an allergy, cold or sensitivity. Sometimes there is a structural problem such as a deviated septum or sinus condition. Rarely there is a foreign body or growth causing the sneezing. If sneezing seems to be getting worse, one should see a doctor. ...Read more
Allergy season!: I believe you have allergic rhinitis/hay fever which is very common in the spring in most of the United States. These days there are numerous over-the-counter medicines that are very effective. I would start with a steroid nasal spray such as Nasacort (triamcinolone). It will take a few days (up to 14+) to be effective. Or a newer generation anti-histamine such as generic Allergra/fexofenadine. Side effects few. ...Read more
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