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Why do I sneeze when I cough?I just started this.

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Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: See a doctor

Web mds can't tell why you sneeze & cough at the same time because there are many reasons for coughing.
Sneezing is a nasal reflex triggered by allergy, irritants & infections. Coughing may be due to sinusitis, postnasal drip, dry throat, irritated vocal cords, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, even hiatal hernia. Your doctor will get a complete history & perform a physical exam. Go see your md.

In brief: See a doctor

Web mds can't tell why you sneeze & cough at the same time because there are many reasons for coughing.
Sneezing is a nasal reflex triggered by allergy, irritants & infections. Coughing may be due to sinusitis, postnasal drip, dry throat, irritated vocal cords, asthma, bronchitis, pneumonia, even hiatal hernia. Your doctor will get a complete history & perform a physical exam. Go see your md.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Reflex

They're both reflexes to clear the airway, sometimes they can happen close together.

In brief: Reflex

They're both reflexes to clear the airway, sometimes they can happen close together.
Dr. George Valdez
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