What Causes Sneezing Fits?

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A sneeze is a sudden, forceful, involuntary burst of air through the nose and mouth.

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  • Allergen
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Allergy to mold, dander, dust
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  • Common cold
  • Vasomotor rhinitis

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Sneezing iscaused by irritation to the mucous membranes of the nose or throat. It can be very bothersome, but is generally not a sign of a serious problem.

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