Monday, May 11, 2020

Common Causes Of Sneezing & Solutions

If you have found yourself starting to sneeze a lot more than usual recently, then there are many things that this could be. Before we get into the potential issues that might be causing your sneezing, it’s a good idea to think about how long it has been going on, whether it is relatively recent or something that has been around in some form or another for quite a while. You might also want to question yourself on whether or not you have any other symptoms co-existent with the sneezing. All of that is useful data you can use in working out the problem. But in any case, a persistent sneeze is troublesome and annoying, so let’s take a look at the potential causes and solutions.

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Hay Fever

If you find that you regularly start to sneeze in the summer, and especially on dry, hot windy days, then this could be a sign that you have hay fever or similar allergies. If you have never had hay fever before and you've just started sneezing during high pollen days, you might be wondering whether this is still possible. The answer is yes: anyone can develop hay fever at any point in their life, and you might just have started yourself this year. The best thing to do is to take antihistamine and see if that improves it. If it doesn’t, then that is a sign that it is probably something else that is the culprit.


Other Allergies

Hay fever is really just one form of allergy, but you might also have a range of other allergies if you are sneezing a lot. If you have a pet, it might be that you are allergic to their fur, for instance - cat’s fur is a particularly common allergy. Or you might be allergic to dust in the home, or any other number of things. If you feel you have allergies of this kind, then you might want to think about researching a variety of allergy remedies. There are plenty of them, and it might be that you need to try out a few until you find one that is suitable and works for you, but it is worth the effort if it means that you are going to ultimately end up with a vast improvement in your sneezing and other symptoms.

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Cold & Flu

Of course, a sneeze can always be a sign of a cold or flu. If you have started sneezing in the past few days and you also develop a temperature, then you might well have an illness of this kind. However, at the current time it is of course wise to bear in mind the possibility of it being coronavirus. There is no need to panic, but you should make sure that you keep an eye out for those other symptoms of the virus, such as a persistent cough and a high fever or difficulty breathing. If necessary, seek the medical attention you feel you need.

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