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Monday, April 27, 2015

Sneezing fits after showering






Allergies and asthma can be so hard to figure out some times. Sigh. 

Daughter Kitty has some pretty severe allergies - to everything! In fact, she has already completed 6 year's worth of allergy shots (immunotherapy.)

Kitty is allergic to grass, trees, flowers, bushes, cats, dogs, horses, bunnies.......basically anything that is alive! The 6 years worth of allergy shots were supposed to desensitize her so she wouldn't have so many symptoms (sneezing, watering eyes, runny nose, asthma attacks). It was also supposed to decrease the amount of allergy medicine that she takes.

No. Such. Luck.

I buy allergy medicine and nose spray by the bulk at the warehouse store!

Now, she has sneezing fits in the shower. She can easily sneeze 20 times or more. Her whole face is red by the time she gets out of the shower.

The weird thing is that she won't have any allergy symptoms, then once she showers, the sneezing will start. And go on, and on, and on. 

I did a Google search of "sneezing after shower" and came across a forum where a lot of people are having the same problem. They all suggest different solutions too. Not so helpful.

Has anyone else had problems with sneezing fits in the shower? If so, did you find anything that works?

It sounds like it's time to call Asthma Doc (again......) 

14 comments:

  1. It probably has to do with the humidity the shower creates and loosening up the mucus in your nose. As a CFer, this can be a good thing but I don't want that before I do the vest. If you don't already, try turning on the fan while showering. That also helps prevent mold because less humidity. I also leave the door open a crack while showering to help vent.

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    1. Good thinking! I need to remind her to open the door a crack (or the window)!

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  2. Is water in Your city rich in chlorine? I ask, because in my city it is used for cleaning water from biological wastes and pollution. Chlorine can be really irritating for skin and even lungs.
    Greetings from Poland - from former Zim.

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    1. I should check on that, they send out an annual report for water quality. I'll check the last one and see what it says. Thanks!

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  3. My son can sneeze up to 20 times after he gets water in his nose (from bathing or swimming). Maybe it is because they have "twitchy airways" and any foreign substance will set off a reaction? That is my theory!

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    1. I think you are probably right. Asthma is characterized as "hyper responsiveness" and "hyper sensitivity", so that would make sense.

      I tell people that when you have asthma and allergies, it's like your body is a drama queen - it just over reacts to things that don't normally bother other people.

      But - I guess it can always be worse!

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  4. I have a chlorine filter on my shower. Maybe give that a try?

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    1. I'll check the hardware store for one, thanks for the idea! :)

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  5. I always sneeze after a shower, not like a sneezing fit but more of a couple of sneezes. I use water from a bore well (underground table water). So there is pretty much no chlorine element involved. I always wash my hair and since I shower twice, end up washing it twice. I come from a temperate climate so my shower room is usually slightly warmer than my bedroom, and I think that is one of the reason I sneeze. The transition from moderately cold water (I don't use warm water btw) to a air conditioned room could be a trigger. PS I am a chronic bronchitis person and carry SOS inhalers for my breathing condition.

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    1. Wow! I could never shower in moderately cold water! I'm glad you always carry your rescue inhaler, you never know when you may need it.

      I always take mine everywhere, it's in my purse and has been to the Grand Canyon, Disneyland, Washington DC, Chicago, Paris, etc.

      It should get frequent flier miles!

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  6. Thank you for posting this question! The same thing is happening to my son. He sneezes continuously in the shower, has a ridiculously itchy nose and comes out of the shower with red eyes. He looks like I do after cutting the grass but he is just taking a shower! I'm assuming it is high level of chlorine but took to the internet to see if others have this same experience. He does not have asthma but does suffer from seasonal allergies. If you discover any other culprits of the sneezing fits, please post. I will continue to research.

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    1. I'm so sorry you have to go through that with your son :(

      We went back to Allergy and Asthma Doc and he adjusted her allergy medicine. She seems to be doing better now.

      I think she had a lot of pollen in her hair and on her skin, and when she showered, it was washed into her eyes and nose. Then she would start sneezing.

      I hope you can find something to help your son. Maybe the seasonal allergies are to blame too?

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  7. I had the same problem, Although I was 28 years and have been exercising regularly, I got this virus from a friend who stayed some days with me, then the intermission started, 15 to 25 minutes of series of sneezing gradually running nose the water from eyes with the passage of time, I tried different remedies and ways to get rid of it, but found some useful, deficiency of Vit C (before that I had stomach ulcer due to that I stopped intake of excess of Vit C).
    It happens due to sudden change in temperature of our body, usually our bedroom's temp. remains cold and bathroom's little bit higher than it, try to take bath with the same temperature of water as the temp of your bedroom.
    Usually we go straight a way to bathroom after waking up and then immediately go outside home, it makes it worst, try to remain in bedroom for 20 minutes after taking bath. Try to wake up 30 minutes before you go for bath, little bit walk in you lawn or outside home. Hopefully it will work, In my case it did. (I also have did a great research on Stomach ulcer and fat burning programme, for more information you can contact me 0096893549899 WhatsApp)

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