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Why does looking at sunlight make me sneeze?

Why does looking at sunlight make me sneeze?

Reflex: Solar-nasal reflex. This is a normal phenomenon that occurs when we are exposed to bright sunlight. ...Read more

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Sneeze (Definition)

A semi-autonomous, convulsive expulsion of air from the lungs through the nose and mouth, usually caused by foreign particles irritating the nasal mucosa. A sneeze expels air forcibly from the mouth and nose in an explosive, spasmodic involuntary action resulting chiefly from irritation of the nasal ...Read more


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My boyfriend sneezes every time he's in the sun and I'm just wondering why?

My boyfriend sneezes every time he's in the sun and I'm just wondering why?

Normal.: It's called the photic sneeze reflex, and it occurs in around 20-30% of the population. The reason it exists is not well understood. No treatment is needed, but he should consider shielding his eyes from abrupt light or sunlight to avoid triggering a forceful bout of sneezes, especially if driving or operating machinery. ...Read more

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When i woke up, i always sneeze and also can not face the sun. Why is this?

Reflex: Probably nothing to worry about, it is a normal reflex to sneeze when looking at bright sun. ...Read more

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My fiance sneezes every time he's in the sun, why is this?

My fiance sneezes every time he's in the sun, why is this?

Photic sneeze reflex: Exposure to bright light such as sunlight elicits a sneeze in about 1 of every 4 individuals. This phenomenon may be the consequence of higher sensitivity to visual stimuli in the visual cortex of the brain and of co-activation of somatosensory areas. This was evaluated by eeg. ...Read more

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2yr girl runny nose sneezing coughing.Happy alert playful and eating. A cold? Symptoms began sun eve. The mucus is clear.

2yr girl runny nose sneezing coughing.Happy alert playful and eating.  A cold? Symptoms began sun eve. The mucus is clear.

Running nose: You child either has a cold or an allergy. If the mucus takes on a yellow color it may represent a cold. If the mucus remains clear and lasts longer than 10 days you can assume it is an allergy. Use salt water nose drops 4 times a day to keep the nasal passages clear. ...Read more

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When I stifle a sneeze, the tickle goes away the same as if I had let the air out. What makes the tickle go away?

Reflex : Sneezing is a reflex behavior that can be triggered, the "tickle" is probably the nerves being stimulated, once the sneeze happens the reflex is complete and the tickle stops. ...Read more

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What makes you sneeze?

Sneezing?: Irritation of the nasal passages. The irritants differ person to person. ...Read more

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How to make yourself sneeze?

How to make yourself sneeze?

Sneeze: I think it was the mythbusters on the discovery channel who determined that tobacco snuff is about the most reliable way to sneeze on command. Above and beyond that, pepper might work, but it is less reliable than snuff. ...Read more

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Wondering if it's bad if you make yourself sneeze too much?

Wondering if it's bad if you make yourself sneeze too much?

Probably not: Sneezing is a normal reflex and very common from infancy to old age. In general, sneezing is not associated with severe complications. To read a little more about the risks of sneezing read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/12/sneezing-can-be-hazardous-to-your-health/. ...Read more