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I sneeze after eating, since i was a kid

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Hello

I am a 22 year old female. I have always noticed that I sneeze after eating, since i was a kid. Usually sneeze from five to fifteen times, sometimes more, but I never gave it too much importance because it wasn't that often but lately it happens every single time I eat. I went to my college Doctor and he told me that it was probably some type of food I was eating but I don't think it's the type of food because it happens with different types and amounts of food, from eating just a candy to a huge salad or even drinking some juice.

I am worried that it could get worse over time. Also I've been smoking for six years now, maybe it has something to do with that.

I would be grateful for any help you are able to provide.


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replied April 11th, 2014
Allergies Answer A46657
Dear!

you might be having a rare benign condition called photic sneezing reflex. One of the trigger is stomach fullness. these patient usually stop eating not because of stomach fullness but sneezing. There is no risk due to sneezing and no current treatment is available. its just cause this annoyance. The condition your doctor was referring was gustatory rhinitis but it occurs after certain food not all food and that is treatable by talking allergy drugs. But your one is not treatable. just try some local non medical methods by searching internet which can helps you with controlling sneezing. Google them. there are so many that i cant post all of them.

Hope it helped


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