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Life Sciences => Physiology & Medicine => Topic started by: thedoc on 20/12/2016 22:23:01

Title: Why do I sneeze when the weather becomes warm?
Post by: thedoc on 20/12/2016 22:23:01
Jenna Ong  asked the Naked Scientists:
   Dear Naked Scientists,

Would you care to address my question on one of your upcoming shows?
 

From personal experience and comments from friends/family, I've observed a tendency to sneeze when the weather suddenly turns very warm. Why might this happen?
 
Thanks!

Regards,
Jenna Ong
N.S. Podcast Listener (http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/)
Perth, Australia
What do you think?
Title: Re: Why do I sneeze when the weather becomes warm?
Post by: chris on 25/04/2017 13:52:23
A couple of thoughts spring to mind:

1) could it be a photic sneeze reflex (https://www.thenakedscientists.com/articles/questions/why-do-i-sneeze-sunny-days) - warmer weather means more sunlight...?

2) Warmer, drier weather also causes more pollen release. Could your sneezes be allergy-driven?
Title: Re: Why do I sneeze when the weather becomes warm?
Post by: Trevor The Great on 01/05/2017 07:06:50
Allergies most likely. spring time to early summer can bring some nasty allergies. take allergy medicine every day until about july.