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Why might looking at a bright light cause a person to sneeze?I think I've heard this called a 'photic sneeze', some sort of sneeze reflex related to bright light. Does anyone have any idea why stimulating the eye/retina/optic nerve (or whatever) should produce the desire to sneeze. The sneeze feels like it is emanating from deep behind the nasal passages, almost in the throat.
Do you notice that when you yawn you hearing gets worse? Or is it just me ?
This is a common reaction. Those who have photic sneezing often think everyone has it - perhaps because it tends to run in families, and those who don't can't believe it exists !There would seem to be several types of photic sneezers. The most common is probably those people who use a source of light to bring out a sneeze that is already there, but 'won't come'. Another - and probably less numerous group - is formed by those who sneeze because they look into bright light. These could be further divided into those who experience this only on odd occasions and those who experience it regularly. Martin
Is it so? Does bright light causes sneezing? I have never experienced this..and this sounds strange to me...