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Doctor insights on: Sneezing Makes My Head Explode

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Could holding a sneeze cause your head to get bigger?

Could holding a sneeze cause your head to get bigger?

No: Although sneezing won't make a persons head bigger, the very strong force can have complications that include: slipped disk, broken teeth, ruptured ear drum, fractured rib and more. Thankfully this is rare. To read more interesting complication of sneezing read my blog at:
http://www. Familyallergyasthmacare. Com/2013/12/sneezing-can-be-hazardous-to-your-health/. ...Read more

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Why might it be that when you sneeze your head goes forward and not backwards?

Why might it be that when you sneeze your head goes forward and not backwards?

Physics: Amazing how physics plays a role in more than what we think. It is simply the physics of motion and rotational forces around a winch. ...Read more

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Why do people get symptoms of a head cold after sneezing multiple times?

Why do people get symptoms of a head cold after sneezing multiple times?

SNEEZING IS YOUR: Body's natural response to something in your nose that shouldn't be there. If it's a virus, the cold symptoms then follow. ...Read more

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I get a sharp pain on the left side of my head whenever I sneeze. What do you think this could be exactly?

I get a sharp pain on the left side of my head whenever I sneeze. What do you think this could be exactly?

Sneezing headache: Whenever you sneeze, the pressure inside the head goes up. Theoretically, something is being stretched to cause your pain. Try using an antihistamine. This will often lessen sneezing. ...Read more

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For about a day and a half I've been coughing green stuff, sneezing, and slightly nauseous. What can I do to head off illness?

For about a day and a half I've been coughing green stuff, sneezing, and slightly nauseous. What can I do to head off illness?

UpperRespInfection?: YOU SEEM TO HAVE UPPER RESPIRATORY INFECTION AND SINCE YOU SAY YOU HAVE GREEN EXPECTORATION IT MAY BE BACTERIAL SINUSITIS OR ACUTE BRONCHITIS
SEE YOUR DOCTOR AND GET CHECKED IT MAY BE VIRAL OR BACTERIAL INFECTION AND DOCTOR WILL DECIDE IF YOU NEED CULTURE OF THE GREEN STUFF AND/OR TREAT YOU WITH ANTIBIOTICS OR NOT ...Read more

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When I sneeze sometimes I get a sharp pain in the like back kinda on the side of my head it's the right side whay is that. Is this serious?

Muscular Pain: A sneeze can be a quite a forceful phenomenon and yes, it can cause muscle strains and possibly even tears (rarely) depending on the strength of the sneeze and your general muscle condition. If you hare having constant muscular pain at a certain site then you should have this evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I go to sneeze I get a really sharp pain in the side of my head. I also keep getting sharp pains on top of head and around face?

Sometimes when I go to sneeze I get a really sharp pain in the side of my head. I also keep getting sharp pains on top of head and around face?

Head pains: These sharp, shooting head pains are most likely emanating from the superficial nerves and muscles of the scalp and not from brain structures. Since you're not experiencing frequent headaches or other neurologic symptoms, I would not regard your symptoms as worrisome. However if you have continuing concerns, consult your physician. ...Read more

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Had a headache for the past 2 days. It's the type that hurts when I touch my head and it hurts when I sneeze or flip my head upside down. Maybe allerg?

Had a headache for the past 2 days. It's the type that hurts when I touch my head and it hurts when I sneeze or flip my head upside down. Maybe allerg?

Could be: Persistent sneezing, itchy/runny nose, itchy watery eyes, ear fullness/itching are all common chronic symptoms of environmental allergy. Sinus pressure that results from congestion and mucus build-up can cause this time of headache. Testing for sensitivity to common aeroallergens such as pollens, animal dander, and dust mite can identify successful avoidance techniques and guide therapy. ...Read more

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Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Can a hard sneeze cause a headache on the left side of head?

Yes, but...: If it persists more than 24 hours or is a very severe headache, see a physician. ...Read more

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Sometimes when I sneeze hard my head hurts after. Is this normal?

Sometimes when I sneeze hard my head hurts after. Is this normal?

Yes it is normal: If you sneeze too much you should check with your doctor as it may be due to allergies and you may need some antihistamines. ...Read more

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Pressure inside head and coughing or sneezing is very painful but not a headache?

Pressure inside head and coughing or sneezing is very painful but not a headache?

Several causes: Pressure is either from transient blood pressure increases during the cough causing swelling of the sinus linings or temporary distension of the veins inside the skull which are very sensitive (cough headache). May also have sinus inflammation which can cause head discomfort that can worsen with cough. If the pressure persists after the cough has gone, see md. ...Read more

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My dad's head hurts a lot when he coughs or sneezes hist: slipped fell & hit head 2 yrs ago-no medical attention?

My dad's head hurts a lot when he coughs or sneezes hist: slipped fell & hit head 2 yrs ago-no medical attention?

Sinusitis?: Most likely sinus problems.
Nevertheless it would be wise to rule out any intracraneal trauma, taking some special x rays or exams. Neurologist is the right doctor to consult, but you may want to start consulting just a general doctor. ...Read more

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My 4 year old is having pain on the top right and left of his head when sneezing. He has allergies, but is this related?

My 4 year old is having pain on the top right and left of his head when sneezing. He has allergies, but is this related?

Yes: Upper airway inflammation and congestion can cause this, but also headache in a 4 year old shouldn't be taken lightly, kindly get your child evaluated by his doctor, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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Hi, I'm suffering with fever and cold (lot of sneezing) for past 3 days. I feel fever only in head and rest of my body is fine. Please suggest??

Hi, I'm suffering with fever and cold (lot of sneezing) for past 3 days. I feel fever only in head and rest of my body is fine. Please suggest??

URI symptoms: A head cold with sneezing for 3 days is usually from a viral upper respiratory infection. The definition of fever is a body temperature elevated to 101.5 F or greater, or early on the temp may be over 100.5 and rising. Your head may feel hot, but without the temperature elevation, it's not called a fever. If no fever, it is okay to wait and watch for 2 weeks while using OTC cold remedies. ...Read more

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My boyfriend got hit in the collarbone while play fighting& told me whenever he bends down it hurts &sneezes his head hurt. What could be the problem?

Collarbone: Bending down and sneezing induces a process called valsalva. A simple cxr could determine if he my have a pneumothorax or possibly mediastinal air. ...Read more

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Why when I sneeze does my head and eyes hurt bad?

Sinus: Most likely cause is obstructed sinuses from congestion. Try using a nasal lavage - salt water nose drops, or a "netty pot" to help clear the congestion. ...Read more

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The back of my head hurt when I sneeze, holding bladder and when I am about to ejaculate.

The back of my head hurt when I sneeze, holding bladder and when I am about to ejaculate.

Needs evaluation: You should be evaluated by a neurologist. Occipital headache when straining, such as sneezing, holding bladder and climaxing can raise intracranial pressure. Some disease states are sensitive to intracranial pressure causing headache. Best to get checked out. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have been sneezing and coughing and head stopped up and now im coughing up mucus with some blood in it. Can a cold cause this?

I have been sneezing and coughing and head stopped up and now im coughing up mucus with some blood in it. Can a cold cause this?

Or....: Secondary infection on top of previous one.
cannot say in your particular case, but generally, mild viral infections have mild symptoms. HOwever, they frequently cause irritation, breaks in the mucous linings, and predispose to have whatever germs that are there to grow, possibly invade, and cause a second (bacterial) infection that is helped by antibiotics. ...Read more

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4 days ago, whilst playing rugby, I fell onto the ground. Now I had a sharp pain when I sneeze in the back right of my head. What should I do?

Cervical disc diseas: You might have a ruptured cervical disc. Is there any tingling or numbness going down your arm? As a former rugby player, I can attest to the damage to the spine. You need to be examined, possibly have an MRI and start basic treatments for the symptoms. Although, ultimately, there's the possibility of surgery, there are certainly many things that can be done prior to that. ...Read more

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When I sneeze (which is so loud can be heard from over 100 yards) I get light headed, do you have any idea why? All my life and worse as I age

When I sneeze (which is so loud can be heard from over 100 yards) I get light headed, do you have any idea why? All my life and worse as I age

Sneeze syncope: This is thought to be from reduced blood flow back to the heart during sneezing leading to decreased blood flow to the brain as well.-> lightheadedness. ...Read more

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Lately I've been feeling a sharp pain in my head and face, above my eyes, every time I sneeze. It's really painful and it takes a while for it to go.

Lately I've been feeling a sharp pain in my head and face, above my eyes, every time I sneeze. It's really painful and it takes a while for it to go.

It may be your: Sinuses. You have one above each eye. Increaced pressure from sneezing with a blocked, congested sinus can be painful.Afrin (oxymetazoline) can help rapidly be shrinking swelling thereby opening up the very small openings to these sinuses and resulting in decreased pressure. Other considerations are infection requiring antibiotics and treating the underlying causes of the inflammation (allergy, viral infection, etc ...Read more

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Woke up last night with a throbbing pain in my front/top right side of my head. It's going away but when I cough, sneeze or bend over it throbs again.

Migraine?: This may be from a migraine but I am concerned that it is worsened by bending over. I think it is best that you seek medical care. If this is the first time ever you have a throbbing pain, rush to the ER. Just to be sure. ...Read more

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Head pain when sneezing vertical diplopia left side headache?

Head pain when sneezing vertical diplopia left side headache?

See your doctor: Symptoms like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more