Medical Questions > Conditions and Diseases > Neurological Disorders Forum

Inability to sneeze

Must Read
How can you tell if a headache is serious, or not? What types of headaches are there? Get started learning the facts about headache here....
Do you know when to seek help for headache symptoms? Learn more about symptoms of the four different types of headaches...and when to go to a doctor here....
Headaches can be caused by various medical conditions. Learn which tests doctors use to diagnose problem headaches...and who you should see to start diagnosis....

I have been experiencing a strange symptom where I cannot sneeze. I have been in my current location for the past 3 years and have never had this problem before, i.e., I was always a "healthy sneezer". Now, however, I cannot complete a sneeze. So I will get the sensation, but nothing will come out. At first I was not alarmed, but this has been going on for the past 6 months now. I seem to be a healthy 28 year old, otherwise. Could this be a neurological condition? Should I be concerned?

Thank You.
Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied June 27th, 2008
You can continue to be healthy but without sneezing.
Lack of sneezing is definitely not a neurological condition.
Did you find this post helpful?

replied March 11th, 2009
inability to sneeze
Have you realized if your nose and throat are too dry? You need humidity to complete a healthy sneeze. See a nose-throat doctor and insist that they take the problem seriously if you feel like sneezing but the sneeze gets aborted prematurely.
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply