8 Easy tips to stop sneezing
A sneeze is a sudden, forceful, uncontrolled burst of air through the nose and mouth. Anything that irritates the nose can result in sneezing. Sneezing can be triggered by particles of dust, pollen, spices, or animal dander. Sneezing is a semiautonomous reflex that is similar to blinking and breathing, meaning there is a level of conscious control over it. One may be able to delay the sneeze long enough to grab a tissue, turn away, or stop it altogether with the help of some tricks and home remedies. Suppressing a sneeze every time is not recommended, because sneezing is also a way for the body to expel unwanted germs and particles. One should always cover their nose and mouth while sneezing and wash or sanitize their hands to avoid the spread of infections. If the sneezing is caused due to an allergy to something and is recurrent, consulting a doctor is advised. A doctor may recommend identifying the allergen test with the help of an allergy test, and medical management can help manage sneezing and other symptoms associated with allergy.
Medically Reviewed on 12/22/2020
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