Be greater than your allergies
A sneeze begins when nerve endings in the lining of your nose are “tickled” by invaders, which range from common allergens1 to triggers you won’t believe.
|THE COMMON CAUSES OF SNEEZING|
|The common cold or the flu2|
|Dust, pollen, mold, pet dander2|
|Pepper and spicy foods2|
|Certain types of infections2|
| Bright Light: 1 in 3 people sneeze when they gaze into bright sunshine1
|THE SOMETIMES STRANGE CAUSES OF SNEEZING|
|After large meals.1|
|Plucking eyebrows: Those nerve endings are quite sensitive3|
|Strong emotions2 (like fear)|
|Working out: Over-exertion dries your nose and mouth; dripping sweat can irritate the nostrils, and voila—achoo!4|
|After sex: Sneezing can be a response either to sexual ideation or in response to orgasm4|
IS SNEEZING CONTAGIOUS?
Although humans and animals have been known to catch yawns from each other, scientists are still trying to find out whether and why social sneezing occurs.5 Do you feel a sneeze coming on? Gesundheit!1
1.ScienceLine. Why do people sneeze? http://scienceline.org/2008/01/ask-hadhazy-sneeze/. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
2.MedlinePlus. Sneezing. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003060.htm . Retrieved March 12, 2015.
3.Everyday Mysteries/Fun science facts from the library of congress. http://www.loc.gov/rr/scitech/mysteries/sneeze.html. Retrieved March 12, 2015.
4.Sneezing related to eating and sexual activity. (n.d.). http://www.aaaai.org/ask-the-expert/sneezing-related-to-eating-activity.aspx . Retrieved March 26, 2015.
5.KidsHealth. Why do I Yawn?.. http://kidshealth.org/kid/talk/qa/yawn.html. Retrieved March 12, 2015