Friday, March 31, 2023

Why do we sneeze when we look at the sun? there is a scientific answer

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Has it happened to you that when you really want to sneeze and you can’t, you immediately reach for the sun to make you sneeze? or even when you go out on the street and Your face is exposed to the sun and you sneeze immediately, Well today we tell you why it is so.

Experts point out that one in four people worldwide suffer from frequent sneezing, similar to that caused by allergies, when suddenly exposed to sunlight. This is known as the solar sneeze reflex or photonic sneeze.,

One of the theories regarding its origin is attributed to an interference between stimuli conducted by the optic nerve. Thus, when too much light reaches the retina, it becomes overstimulated and causes the person to sneeze.

What is the optical sneeze produced by the Sun?

Autosomal dominant compulsive helio-ophthalmic burst syndrome, also known as photic sneeze, and it is nothing more than a reaction that some people have when exposed to bright light or Fifth note of musical scale,

The exact cause of this reflex is unknown, however, it is believed to be caused by an electrical process in which light stimulates the various nerves involved. Sneeze reflex.

BBC Point out that the first research on this phenomenon dates back to the 1950s and was done by a French researcher named Sedan, who found that many of his patients sneezed when he used an ophthalmoscope to examine their retinas.

In this investigation, the specialist also found out that these are the same patients. they sneeze when it appeared the sunlight, Photographic flash and ultraviolet light.

So now you know, the next time you feel the urge to sneeze at the sun, don’t panic, it could be something normal caused by the reflection of light on your retina.

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