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How often do you sneeze per day? Is it "normal" or is it allergies?

Asked on June 20, 2017
Created November 08, 2012 at 4:35 AM

I'm very consistent, about 5-10 times a day. Weird huh? I find this interesting because it's such a small number too. Most people wouldn't even be bothered by this, but I went ahead and got tested for allergies. Lo and behold, I now know I'm moderately allergic to dust, dust mites, dander, pollen, and mold. However, I still have no idea whether my sneezes are caused by these allergens because I would assume it's also completely normal to sneeze if some dust flies into your nose. I also don't know how to explain that despite all the dust and pollen that flies into my car during my commute to work, I rarely sneeze then. I would expect my sneezes to shoot up around here, but it seems to be the opposite case. Well I don't expect I'll be able to identify exactly what's causing my sneezes - nor do I lose sleep over this - but I thought I'd do a poll here and hear from you folks. So how often do you sneeze and what do you think causes it?

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on November 09, 2012
at 11:41 AM

leaky gut and digestive issues go hand in hand

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on November 09, 2012
at 08:09 AM

They certainly can be a leaky gut issue, but in general, allergies are related to digestive problems. It's unfortunate that the majority of medical doctors cannot properly trace a problem to its cause, and there are lots of people getting the improper treatment. Like for instance, my mom was told to eat oatmeal to lower her cholesterol by her GP. Rofl, that is why I do NOT see them anymore, with at least 8 years of college study, you'd think they'd have some degree of intelligence.

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on November 09, 2012
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Maybe. I think for the most part my digestive tract is much better (still a mess) than it was before. I think it mostly had to do with my gut flora being partially restored. Everything in your body starts with your gut flora, and unfortunately a lot of us don't have enough of the good bacteria.

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on November 09, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Interesting. Do you think you stopped eating something you are allergic to?

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I had no idea allergies were related to leaky gut. Need to look this up sometime.

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1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

on November 08, 2012
at 09:00 AM

I only sneeze if something obvious like a bunch of dust flies in my face. I don't sneeze every day. Allergies are a leaky gut issues. Heal your gut and your allergies will slowly get better if not disappear.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 09, 2012
at 08:09 AM

They certainly can be a leaky gut issue, but in general, allergies are related to digestive problems. It's unfortunate that the majority of medical doctors cannot properly trace a problem to its cause, and there are lots of people getting the improper treatment. Like for instance, my mom was told to eat oatmeal to lower her cholesterol by her GP. Rofl, that is why I do NOT see them anymore, with at least 8 years of college study, you'd think they'd have some degree of intelligence.

4cbc4488855b0421943b57de0a9018c2

(212)

on November 08, 2012
at 11:59 PM

I had no idea allergies were related to leaky gut. Need to look this up sometime.

1da74185531d6d4c7182fb9ee417f97f

(10904)

on November 09, 2012
at 11:41 AM

leaky gut and digestive issues go hand in hand

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on December 25, 2012
at 12:17 AM

I don't sneeze that much. Once in a while. Wish I could be more specific. Sometimes when I step into sunlight, I'll sneeze, so I don't think sneezing is always related to specific allergen or irritant.

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on December 24, 2012
at 11:21 PM

Since starting primal/paleo, I sneeze maybe 3x/day and not every day.. In 23 days, I've gone from probably 3x/hour to only when dust is in my face for the most part.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on November 08, 2012
at 06:42 AM

I don't sneeze very often at all since turning Paleo. It literally cured my allergies AND depression while I'm at it.

Though it is certainly not a cure-all. I've still had GERD for the two months since I've started. I've had it for 4 years. At this point, I'll probably have it for the rest of my life... all because I decided to listen to a "Medical Professional" and take an antibiotic.

4cbc4488855b0421943b57de0a9018c2

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on November 09, 2012
at 12:00 AM

Interesting. Do you think you stopped eating something you are allergic to?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on November 09, 2012
at 08:05 AM

Maybe. I think for the most part my digestive tract is much better (still a mess) than it was before. I think it mostly had to do with my gut flora being partially restored. Everything in your body starts with your gut flora, and unfortunately a lot of us don't have enough of the good bacteria.

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on July 31, 2013
at 05:00 PM

I have pretty bad seasonal allergies in the spring time. During that time of year I sneeze upwards of 50x/day depending on the day and the pollen levels. Also depends on the food I have eaten and my alcohol consumption. During the rest of the year I hardly ever sneeze at all.

I guess the question you need to answer yourself is "do you have any other symptoms associated with sneezing"? If not, then I wouldn't really worry too much about it. Stay paleo and you should be fine. However, if you have other symptoms like me: itchy watery eyes, head fog, runny/stuffed up nose, fatigue, then I would suggest some interventions. I can control much my symptoms in the spring by using some natural remedies: Quercetin, vit C, probiotics, and very strict paelo!

Fun fact: People with seasonal allergies tend to have a reduced risk of certain types of cancer!

I wrote a bit about it on my blog:

http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/03/01/seasonal-allergies-are-probiotics-the-cure/ http://www.thebarefootgolfer.com/2013/06/24/seasonal-allergies-revisited-vitamin-d-to-cancer/

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on July 31, 2013
at 04:26 AM

rarely. almost never.

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on July 30, 2013
at 03:05 PM

I sneeze up to 50 times a day or over and have a sneeze family xx No allergies ! sneeze on me

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