Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?

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sharkeyandgeorge

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Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?
« on: 09/03/2005 10:48:48 »
does anyone know why when i look at a bright light i sneeze this happens to other people too is it a reflex to get you to stop looking at bright light to protect your eyes?

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Re: Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?
« Reply #1 on: 09/07/2005 11:22:40 »
We've discussed this one before, but here's a quick link to the answer, which is that this phenomenon is known as the photic sneeze reflex and affects about 1 person in 4

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sharkeyandgeorge

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Re: Why do I sneeze when I look at the sun ?
« Reply #2 on: 10/07/2005 18:42:02 »
thanks chris only when looking at the link did i realise i had contributed to it DOH! probably why i seemed such a good topic

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