Scientists attribute the cause of multiple sneezes in a row to each person's specific neurological and immunological makeup, according to an article in Science Line. People who tend to have various allergies are the most likely to sneeze several times in a row.Know More
According to Health.com, sneezing fits are a possible clue that a person is allergic to something in his environment or that he is suffering from a viral infection. A doctor may refer someone who experiences frequent sneezing attacks to an allergist to determine exactly what is causing the reaction. Pollen, dust and animal dander are the most common allergens. On the other hand, some people have extremely sensitive nasal and sinus linings, in which case allergies may not be part of the equation.
WebMD indicates that sneezes occur when irritants infiltrate the lining of the nose and sinuses. At that point, the brain emits a signal for the body to flush the irritants. This triggers the body to inhale deeply and the tongue to press against the roof of the mouth so that all air must be expelled in the form of a sneeze through the nose. The website reports that the longest sneezing fit on record lasted 978 days.Learn More
WebMD notes that people do not sneeze in their sleep. Wikipedia explains that during sleep, motor neurons are inactive and reflex signals are not transmitted to the brain, which make sneezing during sleep impossible.Full Answer >
Although multiple sclerosis is incurable, it is not fatal, so people who have it have the same life expectancy as anyone in the general population, notes Healthline. Individuals with multiple sclerosis often perish from the same ailments that cause those without it to perish, such as cancer and heart disease.Full Answer >
According to WebMD, early symptoms of multiple sclerosis include blurred or double vision, difficulty in thinking, clumsiness or lack of coordination, numbness, loss of balance, and tingling or weakness in limbs. The first symptoms of multiple sclerosis typically appear between the ages of 20 and 40. It is rare for two people suffering from multiple sclerosis to have exactly the same symptoms.Full Answer >
A multiple sclerosis diagnosis means the body's immune system is attacking the sheath around the nerves, called the myelin, according to the Mayo Clinic, which gets in the way of communication between the brain and the body. Other than that, a diagnosis of MS have a variety of different meanings, depending on the type of MS and the individual.Full Answer >