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Sneezing Session

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Sneezing Session

Last night while watching TV I sneezed, followed by another and another.

Ok so far but when it got to 6 I was concerned, by 9 I was in trouble.

Thankfully it stopped at 10, allowing me to take a breath and settle the shakes I had.

Is this at all common as 5 is normally my limit but I have had 7 which was uncomfortable to say the least.

Apparently it can be fatal.

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Re: Sneezing Session

Depends what you google ! ! !


According to search of


  is sneezing bad for you


Conclusion. Sneezing is great for you. Your body is protecting you and keeping you healthy by expelling bacteria and viruses. Especially relevant, sneezes travel at over 100 miles per hour and can send over 100,000 germs into the air.
However... also on the results page is this.....
Is too much sneezing harmful?
If you're sneezing too much, don't worry. It's rarely a symptom of anything serious, but it can be annoying. In many cases, you don't have to rely on medications. You can prevent sneezing through certain lifestyle changes.
Which also begs the question
Why am I suddenly sneezing so much?
Sneezing can be due to: Allergy to pollen (hay fever), mold, dander, dust. Breathing in corticosteroids (from certain nose sprays) Common cold or the flu.2 May 2020
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Re: Sneezing Session

When i was young i'd sneeze once or twice, now i can easily hit 5 or 6 - scary when you're driving i might add.

But i'm not so sure that pollen has much to do with it - although i was diagnosed as a hayfever sufferer one day when i woke up with a swollen face and an abcess under a tooth - the dentist said the two were unrelated and i was a hayfever sufferer. I said to her that i don't suffer with it and never have and her reply? "You do now". True to form, every year, i've suffered since - i swear it is dental related but no way to prove that. The tooth has since been removed.


Anyhow.. I had a theory recently when my nose wouldn't stop itching for days on end, it's a hair up there or something trapped and it's causing the snitch. I won't tell you how i went about relieving myself unless you want to know? - Just in case, it's below in white so you'll have to highlight it lol:

<highlight gruesomeness from here>

I used a small cable tie (it's thin!) - shoved it up to the sensitive area and gently gave it several good twists round. Not only did it trigger more sneezing but it also scratched the affected area brilliantly well and stopped anymore sneezes.

<end highlight>

If you did highlight and read that, well done, it's kinda gruesome lol.

The sneezing had been driving me mad for days. At the end of the day, it's an itch and it causes a reaction. Like any other itch, it needs scratching.

Of course you could also put your finger over one nostril, close your mouth a bit more and then when you sneeze it will force more air out of the affected nostril thus clearing it - but i found this didn't work that well for me.

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Re: Sneezing Session

Sneezing is not so good in old age... especially if you forget to clench those buttocks first! 

Too much information, sorry. 😆

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