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I have sneezing fits whenever I step out into the sunlight. I can sneeze 5 times in a row. Am I allergic to the sun?


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I have sneezing fits whenever I step out into the sunlight. I can sneeze 5 times in a row. Am I allergic to the sun?
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What you have is called the photic sneeze reflex. It’s not an allergy. The sneezing is a response to sudden bright light. Sunlight exposure is the usual culprit. But a camera flash or any bright light can trigger the sneezing.
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