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Why I am sneezing a lot?

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

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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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Why am i sneezing a lot?

Why am i sneezing a lot?

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

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What could be the reason that I am sneezing a lot indoors in my house?

What could be the reason that I am sneezing a lot indoors in my house?

Indoor allergies: Sneezing is a common symptom of allergies as well as congestion and runny nose. The common allergies indoors can include dust mite (in pillows, mattress, box springs, upholstered furniture, drapes, carpet), , feather pillows, indoor pets, and indoor mold. Also irritants such as candles, air fresheners, and smoke can trigger sneezing. ...Read more

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Hi dr I am taking 10 mg rovista since 2 month n vitabiotics cardioace., but nowadays I am sneezing a lot.Give me some tips how to overcome this proble?

Hi dr  I am taking 10 mg rovista since 2 month n vitabiotics cardioace., but nowadays I am sneezing a lot.Give me some tips how to overcome this proble?

I'm not sure: Of these other meds but let's not overlook allergies. Since their introduction, nasal steroids such as flonase, used at night (my recommendation) have given tremendous benefi to people sufferring from allergies? Ask your doc to try that one. Good luck. ...Read more

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When i wake up in the morning i tend to sneeze a lot but after about 20 minutes i don't sneeze at all. It only happens 5 minutes after waking up. Y so?

When i wake up in the morning i tend to sneeze a lot but after about 20 minutes i don't sneeze at all.  It only happens 5 minutes after waking up. Y so?

No allergies?: If not, you are probably experiencing a response to irritation of the nasopharynx at night, possibly associated with a fan blowing on you or from snoring. ...Read more

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My husband sneezed on friday and he got a pain on he's back when it happens. Since then he has a lot of pain and can't walk and have a lot of pain.

My husband sneezed on friday and he got a pain on he's back when it happens.  Since then he has a lot of pain and can't walk and have a lot of pain.

Pulled muscle: He has pulled a muscle in his neck. It hurts now when he moves try a cold ice pack for 20 mins then a warm compress for 20 mins. Rest it for 20 mins then repeat the process while awake. Try Motrin 800 mg 3 times a day for the next few days. The pain should resolve in a few days. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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Could dust allergic people sneeze a lot?

Sneezing: Yes people allergic to dust can sneeze a lot, have itchy eyes or a runny nose. A more severe dust allergy can trigger a cough and asthma type symptoms ...Read more

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My 7week old baby has a cold and she coughs till she chokes. She also sneezes a lot . Why is this?

My 7week old baby has a cold and she coughs till she chokes.  She also sneezes a lot . Why is this?

Clear airway: The sneezing and coughing is the way your baby gets the mucus out of her nose and out of her chest. The mucus itself is part of the bodies way to defend itself against the attack from either a viral or bacterial infection. By patting the baby's back and using a bulb syringe to help clear the nose, you can make things easier for her. ...Read more

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