Sneezing; Sternutation; Allergy – sneezing; Hay fever – sneezing; Flu – sneezing; Cold – sneezing; Dust – sneezing
Sneezing is a sudden and uncontrolled contraction of the muscles of the throat., that makes sound. It usually occurs due to the accumulation of air in the nose or throat and may be due to various factors., such as allergies, nose or throat infection, or lack of moisture in the air.
Causes of sneezing
Sneezing is caused by irritation of the mucous membranes of the nose or throat. It can be very annoying, but rarely a sign of a serious problem.
Sneezing can be caused by::
- Allergy to pollen ( hay fever ), mold, dandruff, dust
- Inhalation of corticosteroids or other drugs (from some nasal sprays)
- Cold or flu
- Cancellation of medication
triggers, like dust, air pollution, dry air, spicy food, powerful emotions, some medicines and powders.
Home care for sneezing
Avoiding contact with the allergen is the best way to control sneezing, caused by allergies. The allergen is, what causes an allergic reaction.
Allergen Exposure Tips:
- Need to change filters in household appliances
- Remove pets from home, to get rid of animal hair
- Use air filters, to reduce the spread of pollen in the air
- Wash bedding in hot water (no less 130 °F or 54 ° C), to kill dust mites.
In some cases, you may need to move out of a home with mold spores..
Sneezing, which is not associated with allergies, disappear, when illness, causing it, will be cured or cured.
When to See a Doctor for a Sneeze
Contact your doctor, if sneezing is affecting your life, and the means to combat it do not work.
What to Expect When Visiting a Doctor
The doctor will perform a physical examination and examine the nose and throat, trying to find the cause of the sneeze. He will ask about your medical history and symptoms..
Question topics may include:
- When did the sneezing start?
- Do you have other symptoms
- If you are allergic
In some cases, allergy testing may be required to identify the cause of a sneeze..
Your doctor will suggest treatment and lifestyle changes for hay fever symptoms.
Used literature and sources
Cohen YZ. The common cold. In: Bennett JE, Dolin R, Blaser MJ, eds. Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles and Practice of Infectious Diseases. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 58.
Corren J, Baroody FM, Togias A. Allergic and nonallergic rhinitis. In: Burks AW, Holgate ST, O’Hehir RE, et al, eds. Middleton’s Allergy Principles and Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 40.
Eccles R. The nose and control of nasal airflow. In: Burks AW, Holgate ST, O’Hehir RE, et al, eds. Middleton’s Allergy Principles and Practice. 9th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2020:chap 39.