Ever been frustrated by that annoying sneeze? Well guess what? That bothersome little explosion is actually a protective reflex. And boy, what an explosion! A hard sneeze thru your nasal cavity can approach 650 mph! That's equivalent to a major hurricane or tornado as far as your nose is concerned. A sneeze is initiated whenever a foreign substance is sensed on the nasal lining, often pollen molecules this time of year. Blowing your nose or rinsing with saline will usually remove the foreign substance and you will stop sneezing. So next time you begin sneezing, just remember, your nose is trying to tell you something!
Give us a call at Southern Head and Neck Surgery for help with your allergy issues. Dr. Anthony McLeod, Wesley Pinto, PA, and Dr Jenn McLeod, CRNP say "bless you". Avoidance, wearing a mask while outside, keeping windows closed, a hot shower as soon as possible after exposure, and sometimes a non-sedating antihistamine are the best ways to curtail East Alabama allergy problems. We look forward to serving your allergy, hearing, and ENT needs in our clinic.