Does anyone sneeze when they look at the sun?

Jump to Last Post 1-12 of 12 discussions (12 posts)
  1. romper20 profile image84
    romper20posted 7 years ago

    Does anyone sneeze when they look at the sun?

    For some reason every morning on my way to the gym or while running on the trails when I look directly towards the sun or the general area my eyes water up and I sneeze. ALMOST everytime! Any one have any similar experiences?

  2. Paul Kemp profile image79
    Paul Kempposted 7 years ago

    It used to happen to me after leaving the cool darkness of church on Sunday morning and getting out into the bright Florida sun. Almost every time, it seemed.

  3. profile image0
    fordieposted 7 years ago

    Yes - I think of it as an allergy ...

    It's funny. I have accepted this but never thought to ask if anyone else suffers the same. Nice to know it's not just me

  4. romper20 profile image84
    romper20posted 7 years ago

    I agree Fordie! In a way i love it because its my "wake up call." Getting all the toxins and ickey stuff out lol

  5. duffsmom profile image59
    duffsmomposted 7 years ago

    When my oldest daughter steps outside in any bright daylight, she sneezes, so does her oldest daughter.

  6. SmartAndFun profile image94
    SmartAndFunposted 7 years ago

    My son and I don't, but my husband and daughter do. I read about it in one of my kids "believe it or not" books. It is an actual condition that has been named by science (I don't remember what it is called). I think the book said about 25% of people have this condition. I believe it has something to do with the sun or a bright light stimulating nerve cells. (?). Maybe someone more knowledgable will chime in here. And to think, when I met my husband, I just thought he was quirky. Very interesting!

  7. mattforte profile image93
    mattforteposted 7 years ago

    It's called "Photic Sneezing Disorder"
    I have it, as many do. That's why they say "look up at a light when you're about to sneeze" because for many, myself included - it works.

    The Airforce almost banned people with PSD from being fighter pilots, for fear of sneezing when coming out of cloud cover. For whatever reason, this did not happen.

  8. Josh Lakie profile image56
    Josh Lakieposted 7 years ago

    I have never heard of this happening to anyone. That is very interesting that it could cause someone to sneeze. Looking into the sun doesn't cause me to sneeze personally, but I definitely squint my eyes!

  9. AnnaCia profile image81
    AnnaCiaposted 7 years ago

    That happens to me all the time, and I love the feeling.

  10. old albion profile image67
    old albionposted 7 years ago

    Yes. This works for me. If I feel a sneeze coming on and I look at the sun or a light then I sneeze. Interesting to read that there is a medical term for this.

  11. Made profile image60
    Madeposted 7 years ago

    It happens to me all the time. I just need to look at the bathroom lamp every morning to sneeze. It makes me wake up. smile

  12. Bravo Lelouch profile image60
    Bravo Lelouchposted 7 years ago's kind of allergy..but i haven't come across anyone who sneezes when they look at the sun.


This website uses cookies

As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

Show Details
HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)
ClickscoThis is a data management platform studying reader behavior (Privacy Policy)