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Why Do People Sneeze? | Flonase® Allergy Relief

GESUNDHEIT! THE COMMON AND SOMETIMES STRANGE CAUSES OF SNEEZING

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
 Cold air1
 Pepper and spicy foods2
 Dry air2
 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

 

Sources:

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