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Everything you ever wanted to know about a sneeze

Sneeze: To make a sudden, violent, spasmodic, audible expiration of breath through the nose and mouth, especially as a reflex act (Merriam-Webster).

What causes a sneeze?

Any irritation to the nose or throat. Some common causes are: • Allergy to pollen, mold, dander, dust • Chemicals from certain nose sprays • Common cold or the flu • Triggers such as dust, air pollution, dry air, powders, and spicy foods

Sunlight can make you sneeze. It’s called the photic sneeze reflex, and even Aristotle pondered “why?” (It’s an unexplained genetic quirk.)

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Germs from sneezing can live on surfaces such as a doorknob or table for up to two hours. During that time, those germs can still travel to others who touch that surface, spreading disease and causing unhappy holiday seasons.

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