After writing, how to get rid of stuffy nose?, how to stop a runny nose?, how to get rid of a cough?, and how to stop sneezing?, we are now writing how to make yourself sneeze? Often you feel like sneezing, but it doesn’t come out that moment. This situation can be uncomfortable to you because the urges to clear out the sinus that keeps on distracting you. We know that sneezing is a natural process, but we can trigger it artificially with the help of irritants or just by tickling our nose. Stimulants may vary from person to person. Luckily, there are some proven ways, which can be used to make yourself sneeze.
Sneezing is a way of ousting any foreign particle from the respiratory passage. When any such particle comes in contact with the mucous membrane of the nose, a specific nerve impulse is sent to the brain. In response to that impulse, the brain triggers a reflex in the form of a sneeze. In the act of sneezing, a large volume of air is released out from our lungs forcibly, so as to eliminate that foreign particle from the respiratory tract. Sneezing is beneficial for the body and it is a defense mechanism against the entrance of microbes into our body. You should cover your nose while sneezing to prevent the germs from spreading.
Ways To Make Yourself Sneeze:
1.) Pluck Your Nose Hair
Pull out one hair from your nose to create that stimulation, which causes sneezing. Be careful while pulling your nose hair, you can use tweezers for a firm grip. The lining of your nose will trigger a sensation and you will definitely sneeze out. Hair in nose act as a defense against harmful microscopic germs and bacteria. Nose hair prevent these alien particles from entering into our body through the nose. So, nose hairs are not useless. But, if you want to clear your sinuses by sneezing, plucking a nose hair can be helpful. Here is the procedure to do it.
- Use a tweezers or plucker to pluck nose hair. Just insert the tweezers in your nostril carefully and pick a hair and pluck it at once.
- As you pluck the nose hair out, it will make you sneeze quickly with a strong force. Do not pluck too many hairs in one go as it may hurt you a lot and can also make way for bacteria to enter in your body.
2.) Massage Your Nose
Put your index finger and thumb on the middle bridge area of your nose and rub it gently following an up and down motion, which will clear your nasal congestion. It is as simple as you are massaging your nose. In this way, you can tickle the nerve which causes stimulation for sneezing.
Massaging your nose continuously can activate nerve, which can make you sneeze. Pinch the nose in-between and keep massaging it continuously. When you start feeling tickling sensation, it is an indication that you are about to sneeze. This method can be done as many time as you want. It takes time but is among the safest method to make yourself sneeze.
3.) Tweeze Your Eyebrows
You might sneeze only if you pluck out a hair from your eyebrows. There is a nerve that runs beneath the eyebrow and also underneath your nose. So by plucking hair from eyebrow, you can create stimulation for sneezing. Just stand before a mirror and look for that errant hair. So, when you tweeze or pluck your eyebrows, it tickles your nerve. This tickling results in sneezing spontaneously. So, next time give plucker a try to make yourself sneeze by removing eyebrow. Remember not to do it more often.
4.) Tickle Your Mouth Roof
Using the tip of your tongue, you can create a tickling sensation to the upper surface of your mouth. This can tickle the trigeminal nerve of your nose and can make you sneeze. Try to put your tongue at the end of your mouth roof to wiggle that soft tissue. This quick trick helps to make yourself sneeze. What you have to do is slide your tongue backward while touching the roof of your mouth. Flick the edge harder with the tip of your tongue. Do it for a few times and you might sneeze fast.
5.) Use Hard Objects
Hard objects like pencil tip, hairpin, toothpick, Q-pin, etc. can be used to touch your nasal lining. It should not be too hard or soft. Target that area inside your nose, which can cause sneeze reflex. While performing this method be sure that the object you are using is clean and tidy. Otherwise, it may transfer germs inside your body. Do not pick your nose with these objects or it may damage the inner lining of your nose and never push it to the end of the nose.
6.) Use a Tissue
You can use a tissue as a stimulating object. You just need to roll out one of the tissue corners into a cone. Now gently put it inside your nose and start wiggling it here and there. It would surely trigger the brain reflex for sneezing due to that tickling sensation. You may take another tissue in case the one you are using becomes soft after absorbing moisture. Try to create a humming sound or start vibrating your upper lips by flowing air out of your mouth to make this method more effective for you.
- Take a tissue and roll it in a way that it becomes pointed on one end. Do not make it hard pointed. Now, insert it into your nostril, then spin it clockwise and anti-clockwise.
- You will feel a tickling sensation in your nose and eventually sneeze. Do not repeat this method frequently to sneeze as anything in excess is considered harmful.
7.) Use a Thread
Take a piece of thread and insert it into your nostrils. Start rotating it gently. In a few seconds, it will give you tickle in the ‘sneeze center’ of your brain stem and brings a sneeze reflex for you. You may take another thread in case the previous one gets moistened.
8.) Use a Feather
This is one of the easiest ways to make yourself sneeze. This method will help you sneeze for sure. What you have to do is take a feather and use it to tickle your nose. This irritant will tickle your nose and you will sneeze fast.
9.) Chocolate to Sneeze
Chocolate is also one of the most effective ways to make yourself sneeze. It has been complained by many that chocolate can makes them sneeze. Just take a bite from a dark chocolate that has a rich amount of cocoa.
10.) Drink Soda to Sneeze
Drinking soda can also prove to be an effective way to make yourself sneeze. Try to drink some fizzy drinks. This will make you sneeze soon. You can also try some other drinks like coke. You can also try cough syrup for sneezing.
11.) Use The Pepper
Pepper is one of the most popular remedies to make yourself sneeze. What you have to do is take some black pepper powder and hold it in your hand for some time. Take your nose near the pepper and inhale, this will cause irritation in the nose and you will sneeze.
12.) Chew Some Gum
You can also chew gum of your choice to make yourself sneeze. Chew some flavored gum for a while. The minty flavor of the gum will tickle the nose and will help you sneeze. You can also try Altoids. This is because of the reason that the strong mint flavor will trigger a sneeze. Some people are not more into chewing gum due to peppermint filling in it. If you are one of them, chewing peppermint gum or spearmint gum. So, next time put a chewing gum to test. Alternatively, you can whiff some peppermint oil to stimulate a sneeze. This method may work for some but not for all.
13.) Go to Garden
Here going to the garden means that you need to go in some open area where there is a lot of greenery and flowers. This is because of the reason that there is a lot of pollen or fumes. Or, you can also go to the place where there are some weird smells in the air.
14.) Eat a Large Meal
You can also have a large meal to sneeze. If you are a patient of satiation, then you will sneeze for sure. This is the condition when one continuously eat your large size meal. So, have a large meal and be full.
15.) Use The Water
To make yourself sneeze, you just need a bowl of warm water. Put your nose slightly into the water bowl and take your head backward. It will turn on your sneezing fit and you may get two or three at times. Be careful while doing this and do not inhale much while dipping your nose into the water.
16.) Sniff The Spices
Strong smell of spices can act as a stimulant to bring on sneeze reflex for you. Black pepper, red pepper, cumin powder, cinnamon, ginger, etc. have a very strong smell and you can use them for this purpose. Keep in mind that you are not inhaling a large amount of those as it can cause burning sensation to your nose. It is better to put these spices into a paper and fold it down. Then put it near to your nose for a few seconds. It will automatically trigger that nerve of your brain to sneeze.
- Just take a little bit of either cumin or coriander powder in a tissue paper. Inhale the spices slowly from a fair distance. If you inhale it perfectly, you will get a sneeze in just 1 or 2 inhalations only.
- Do not inhale strongly otherwise, you will sneeze, but that won’t be easy for you to bear it as it can make you cry hard.
17.) Breathe The Cold Air
Inhaling cold air can trigger sneeze reflex to some people. Go out of the warm room when it is colder outside to bring on the sneeze. You can take a bath and go outside to make it effective or you can take a deep breath in front of the open freezer, if it is warm outside, to make yourself sneeze. You can also go to your freezer, open it up and move your face close to it. Inhale deeply and continuously to feel the tickling sensation. If it is is winter season (peak season), just go out and breathe in the chilly air until you find tickling sensation in your nose. Like chewing gum this method may work for some people only.
18.) Smell Perfume
Take your favorite perfume bottle and spray some perfume slightly away from your body. You can hold the nozzle of the perfume bottle close to your nostrils for more effective result. Strong smell of perfume can activate the brain nerve to sneeze. You may take a whiff of peppermint toothpaste; it gives more or less same result.
19.) Look at The Sun
Looking towards Sun or some brighter source of light, when you are coming from a darker place can make you sneeze sometimes. When your eyes are not accustomed to the bright light, the sudden exposure to light stimulates your optic nerve which runs in close proximity to the trigeminal nerve. It is one of the remedies for your stuffy nose. This phenomenon is often called ‘photic sneeze reflex’. In this way, it helps you to sneeze.
20.) Try to Fake The Sneeze
You can fake a sneeze and it will bring you one. For this, you need to fake it for a longer duration just to stimulate the sneeze reflexes. It can make you sneeze effectively as the muscles used in this procedure is the same as when you actually sneeze.
21.) Touch a Cold Surface
Touching the surface helps a lot in making one sneeze. Well, there is no scientific argument supporting the face but it is worth trying. Touch the surface which is comparatively cold. Place your hands on the window pain or something iron. This is because of the reason that iron absorbs heat from our hands faster and thus it tends to appear cold.
22.) Tilt Your Head
This trick might also make yourself sneeze. What you have to do is sit in a chair and tilt your head back. Be there in that position for a while. Keep sitting in that position for a while might help you make sneeze.
23.) Cleaning Your House
By this method you will be able to clean your room and as well as sneeze a lot. This is because when you will clean your house, you will get in contact with dust and other invisible allergens. This will make you sneeze to prevent your body from inhaling such particles. So, next time you find your room messed up, try to clean it yourself and count how many times you sneezed during the cleaning. Although, it is a little weird method, but can work in most of the cases.
24.) Sneezing Powder for Sneezing Properly
Sneezing powder is made up of different spices and can be easily available in your local market. Before you start using it, do read the instruction carefully. Avoid those sneezing powders, which contains false Hellebore alkaloids as it is considered to be poisonous. You can make a sneezing powder of your own as well.