How To Control Sneezing

Your goal with sneezing is to avoid the increasing loss of CO2. If you tend to get caught up is a series of sneezes where you may sneeze from 6 to 60 times in a row, then you know how long it can take to recover.

Each time you sneeze you effectively take a big deep breath, and then blow it out. Each time you do this you lose more CO2, which in turn makes your nose more sensitive, and then another trigger another sneeze is produced.

The more you sneeze, the more likely it is that you will sneeze again! The best approach is to avoid the first sneeze, or failing that the second sneeze. If you hardly ever sneeze, or sneeze only when something like a fly blows up your nose, then this approach is not relevant. However, if the tiniest little smell or atom of pollen or dust affects you, then you can benefit from this.

The sneeze is a useful tool for expelling foreign substances from your breathing system. However, when you have caused your sneeze reflex to become too sensitive [by losing too much CO2], then you will sneeze when it is not needed to remove a foreign substance from your breathing system. The sneeze trigger becomes too sensitive!

The main rule is that you should not try to smother or contain a full blown sneeze. If the sneeze gets to the point where you cannot stop it, let it out, and try to prevent the next one. If you try to contain a sneeze you have the potential to damage your hearing.

Before each sneeze there is always a warning that it is coming. This is the tickle or itchi sensation in your nose. If you act quickly as soon as you feel the itch, you can prevent the sneeze.

Your actions consist of recognizing that your have been breathing too deeply, and you have lost too much CO2, so you must trap some more into quickly. The simplest way to do this is to stop breathing. You can hold your breath, just as you do in a Measurement Pause, or you can do what they used to do in the movies!

If you are a fan of cowboy movies you will be able to picture a scene where our hero and his partner are being pursued by a bunch of nasty bandits. At a very tense point where our heros are hiding close to the bad guys, the not-so-bright partner of our hero will begin to pre-sneeze. He will go ooh ooh hih, but before the loud achoo arrives our hero will place his forefinger under his partners nose, his breathing will reduce, and the sneeze will be avoided [saving them from detection by the bandits and certain death!] You do not need the banditos to stop your sneezes.

You need only the realization that greatly reducing the depth of your breathing will trap in more CO2, and will relieve the itch which start with the sneeze.

Everyone knows that the simple act of putting your finger under your nose can stop a sneeze ó it has surely been known at least as long as movies have been around. Now you know how and why it works, and you can make it work better for yourself. The same applies for most itches that occur in the triangle that can be drawn from the centre of your upper lip to your right temple to your left temple. This includes itchy eyes and itchy noses. If you find yourself touching your face to scratch your nose, or rub your eyes or check your breathing. See if you can make the itch go away just by breathing like a mouse. It is very likely that it will just disappear.

You can reduce the impact of things like pollens and dust mites [and droppings] if your reduce your breathing depth as soon as you sense these triggers. For example, if smelling smoke has made your nose itch and eyes scratchy in the past, then you can reduce this if your reduce your breathing depth. [Obviously better to avoid them if you can, but at least now you can cope when you have to.] Another example might be vacuuming or mowing lawns as this stirs up lots of dust and muck so you can reduce the effect if you suffocate a little while you are exposed. [Mouth closed of course!] So, to summarize about sneezing At the first sign of the warning itch in your nose that a sneeze may be building, stop your breathing, trap in some extra CO2, and try to make the itch reduce.

If you are too late to stop the first sneeze, try to stop the next one. Do this by doing a Measurement Pause straight after the first sneeze, and then breathing only just enough to stay alive. [Pretend there is a really bad smell!!]

Do not try to hold a sneeze in if you cannot stop or you may implode [just kidding]. Just work on stopping the next one. There is another benefit is stopping the sneeze cycle as soon as possible. Each sneeze causes the release of more histamines which make the whole area more sensitive. These chemicals stay in your face for quite a while before making even a slight breeze enough to make you itch. Once they break down, the whole area in the triangle described above becomes less.

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Babies Sneezing

A lot of mothers are concerned about their babies’ sneezing, thinking that they might have caught a cold or they might be allergic to something. The truth is that sneezing is very frequently encountered with babies, but it is also harmless in most of the cases. The fact that your baby is sneezing doesn’t necessarily mean that they are sick. There can be a lot of causes and this is often good for them because it helps with their respiratory ways and prevents infections and flu.

There can be a lot of explanations for why your baby sneezes. First of all, this may be a way of releasing their respiratory ways or they can clean their throat if they sneeze. Also, it can be a reaction to different things around them, such as dust, animals, smoke, meaning that their respiratory ways are irritated. Also, this may be their way of getting accustomed to the world around them especially during the first month. In fact, this can even be the way they get accustomed to breathing.

During the winter, the dry air in the house can contribute to their nasal irritation, turning sneezing into a problem. Of course, you can treat it with nose drops based on salty water. Also, you can put a bowl with water on the radiator so that there is more humidity in the air. Sneezing can also be a sign that your baby is eliminating the impurities in their body.

Whichever the cause is, you should know that you should never stop your baby from sneezing. Therefore, don’t panic anymore if your baby starts sneezing because it is usually normal for their age.

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What is Sneezing?

Sneezing is a natural body mechanism. It is also called sternutation – its your body’s way of removing the irritation from your nose. When foreign particles or sufficient external stimulants pass through the nasal hairs to reach the nasal mucosa, sneezing occurs.

When the tiny hairs inside your nose gets a tickle, a message is sent to a special part of your brain called the sneeze center. The sneeze center then sends an alarm to various muscles of the body that have to work together to create the amazingly complicated process that we call the sneeze. The various muscles involved are the abdominal muscles, diaphragm, chest muscles, vocal cord muscles as also the back of your throat. Did you know that eyelid muscles also react to the stimulus. The next time you sneeze, please observe your eyes closing.

While generally harmless in healthy individuals, sneezes spread disease through the infectious aerosol droplets, 40,000 such droplets can culminate into a sneeze. A sneeze can send tiny particles racing out of your nose at 100 miles per hour. Isn’t it amazing.

Common English onomatopoeias for the sneeze sound are achoo, atchoo, achew, and atishoo, with the first syllable corresponding to the sudden intake of air, and the last to the sound of the sneeze.

Some famous quotes on sneezing are:

Be able to sneeze without sounding ridiculous. That means neither stifling yourself or spraying your immediate vicinity – By Merilyn Vos Savant

Do you know how helpless you feel if you have a full cup of coffee in your hand and you start to sneeze? – By Jean Kerr

Sneezing Facts

All through our lives, we have sneezed for at least ten times since we started living in this world. But what is sneezing? Do you know what the difference between sneezing during ancient times is? Yes there is an ancient belief about sneezing where you’d discover why we say a certain word after doing it.

People used to believe that when someone sneezes, their soul escapes through their nose. Your body forces out your soul that’s why people say “Bless you”. Bless you in the ancient times was said because they believe that the devil will claim the soul. In other beliefs, they see people sneezing as the devil trying to replace the soul that inhibited the body.

There was also a belief that the heart will stop for a few second when people sneeze. People say “bless you” because they welcome the soul back in the body.

It’s funny to know how people used to react to sneezing back then. We’d have that bizarre ideas about things.
Sneezing happens when you get an irritation or a tickle inside your nose. When people sneeze without anything holding it off in front of them, they spill out millions of germs out in the air. Their abdomen contracts and then the body can sometimes flip forward in a matter of seconds when sneezing.

There are people that sneeze because of the sunlight. Sneezing is a sign that we have a cold or any upcoming allergy.

If and when we sneeze, covering it with our hands is a bad idea. Using your hands to cover your sneeze will only make the germs that you spilled out susceptible to being transferred to someone else. Everyone agrees that the best way for someone to sneeze is to catch it with your elbow pit because this is the place where there is a least chance of your germs being transferred. Not unless someone holds your elbow pit.
Having a handkerchief in your pocket is very important. Covering your nose and your mouth should be done so you can save other people from that germ of yours.

Sneezing is very relieving to the body. After I sneeze, I usually would feel better as if something was just out of my system. Not sneezing would usually ruin my day because it’s just that irritating.

The next time you sneeze, you may want to think about these facts and share it to someone.

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Sneezing and Three Important Homeopathic Medicines to Help Resolve Them

Sneezing can be the onset of a cold or flu. It can just be the main symptom of hay fever. Or it can occur on its own, briefly. It can come as a single sneeze, or be in spams of several sneezes one rapidly after the other. So rapid, in fact, that it’s hard to catch your breath in between.

If sneezing is a symptom on its own, either because nothing else develops, or because you haven’t reached that stage yet, then these homeopathic medicines may be of help to you. However, if other symptoms accompany the sneezes, then the following medicines may not be appropriate for you.

You need to look for the uppermost, or most debilitating symptom.

Spasms are obviously the most important symptoms to deal with, but lets look at some other types first. If your sneezing comes on quite suddenly, almost out of the blue, then the homeopathic medicine Aconite will probably resolve it easily and quickly. This is also the best medicine if it occurs after a strong dry wind and/or in the middle of the night.

Dry winds occur when they have passed over large land areas before they get to you. So depending on which part of the world you live in, you need to know if dry winds are easterly or westerly. In western Australia, the dry winds are easterly, straight off the desert. Spring and summer, when these winds blow, are the times that most allergy sufferers need Aconite.

But Aconite can also be a great medicine for allergies to flower pollen, too. If you get violent attacks when you walk into a hot or stuffy room, the homeopathic medicine Pulsatilla is probably the best one for you. If you get spasms, of ten or even more sneezes at a time, then the homeopathic medicine Sabadilla is likely to do you the most good.

Home prescribing homeopathic medicines can be bought from homeopathic pharmacies, health shops, some chemists and online. If you don’t get relief from your sneezing after taking about six doses of the medicine you chose, it may not be the right one for you. So stop taking it.

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Sneeze a Lot? 3 Reasons Why You Are Always Sneezing!

Do you sneeze a lot? If so the real reason may be right under your nose, literally! There are numerous reasons why you might sneeze a lot, but there are some major causes which until rectified may have you constantly feeling like you’re suffering from a cold. Find out 3 very real causes for why you’re always sneezing and get ready to start feeling better as soon as today!

3 Reasons Why you Sneeze a Lot

#1 – Undiagnosed Intolerances/Allergies: Even if you’ve seen a doctor and they said you aren’t allergic according to the tests or that it’s all in your head I would highly suggest getting a second opinion from a alternative holistic practitioner. There are numerous ways to test for allergies which includes EDS testing amongst other things.

Not sure what I mean by intolerances? They are often to things you eat every day or expose yourself to frequently that suppress your immune system or constantly create reactions in your body. The most common of which to eliminate are wheat and dairy. Do it for a week and you’ll see huge relief! Many times it can be as simple as that.

#2 – Sinus Infection: Often you can have a low level chronic sinus infection which you aren’t even aware of but it constantly keeps you stuffed up. In fact if you sneeze a lot this can be a good sign that you’re body is still aware of it and trying its best to eliminate it. The one thing you never want to jump into is taking an anti-biotic for a sinus infection until its 100% determined to be bacterial, because most often sinus infections are fungal in nature and if you do end up using a anti-biotic it can actually make the infection much worse!

If this is the case that you’ve taken anti-biotics anytime within the last several years a chronic fungal infection is often the cause of your current health problems. The next cause then of chronic sneezing is what you need to eliminate to feel better.

#3 – Candida Overgrowth: The #1 reason many people feel sick constantly for no apparent reason is something known as a Candida Overgrowth. This fungus lives inside all of us, however in some people it grows out of control. Quite often the reason people suffer from it is due to the use of anti-biotics and both of the causes above, chronic allergies and liver toxicity. When all 3 are at play an individual will undoubtedly also develop a Candida overgrowth. The solution requires the elimination of all these factors, while doing specific cleanses and using specific herbs/supplements/foods to rebuild both the immune system and the functionality of the organs affected.

If you’re constantly sick I highly suggest you consider taking a quick online test to determine if Candida is a major concern for yourself. Most people who begin eliminating Candida notice a tremendous change in their overall health and energy in as little as 3 days!

Candida Can Make You Sneeze Like Crazy!

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Reverse Sneezing – What Is It? Is It Dangerous? How Can I Stop It?

What is it?

The easiest way to explain reverse sneezing is to first define a regular sneeze: The rapid motion of pushing air out the nostrils. Reverse sneezing is the opposite where rather than pushing air out, air is rapidly pulled into the nose. When this happens your pet will make deep and long inspirations, stand still, and extend his head and neck. A loud snorting sound is produced, which may make you think that your pet has something caught in his or her nose or throat. A reverse sneezing episode can last for several seconds to a minute.

This is a condition most commonly seen in small breed dogs, perhaps because they have smaller throats and windpipes.

Brachycephalic breeds, like Pugs and Bulldogs, with elongated soft palates, occasionally suck the palate into the throat, which can cause an episode of reverse sneezing as well.

Is it Dangerous?

While it may be alarming, this condition is not at all dangerous or life-threatening. However, it can be a symptom of something serious. If your pets reverse sneezing seems to be affecting his/her quality of life, if episodes seem to be lasting longer or if they are happening more frequently we recommend bringing your pet in for a visit as it may be related an upper respiratory tract infection (such as Bordetella, commonly known as the Kennel Cough virus), nasal tumors, nasal polyps, a foreign body in the nasal passage, or another respiratory condition.

How can I stop it?

Some of our clients have reported their pets getting almost immediate relief from an episode of reverse sneezing by briefly covering their nostrils. This technique forces them to breath through their mouth and breaks the cycle of rapid inhalation through the nasal passage. To do this, place the pads your fingertips over your pets nostrils to cover them completely for no more than fifteen seconds. Once your pet inhales through their mouth, the cycle is broken and the episode should stop.

Stop immediately and uncover their nostrils if this adds to your pets distress and, instead, gently stroke their neck to help calm them down.

The content provided is for purposes of providing information only and is not meant to be a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Always consult your Veterinary Care Provider or another Veterinary Care Professional with any questions or concerns regarding your pet’s health.