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19 Oct 2009

I want to stop sneezing!
The sun makes me sneeze.

It happens almost every time I go outside. I open the door, the sunlight hits my face, and a violent sneeze erupts. Usually followed by two or three aftershocks.

Is there any way to control it without becoming nocturnal? It' s quite embarrassing, and is certainly a safety risk when I' m driving.
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Vent 123
This is called a photic sneeze reflex and is common in about 15-30% of people. Taking antihistamines like Clarityne at night may be helpful to prevent the sneezing.
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