How to Help Stop Sneezing

If your sneezing is caused by an infection, like a cold or the flu, it will likely clear up within a few days along with your other symptoms.

If your sneezing is caused by allergies, there are a few precautionary steps you can take:

When you’re inside:

Minimize your exposure to things you know will trigger your allergies by:

  • Keeping your home dry with a dehumidifier
  • Bathing your pets regularly with an anti-dander shampoo
  • Reducing dust and mold in your home
  • Removing plants that make your symptoms worse


When you’re outside:


If pollen counts are high:

  • Avoid outdoor tasks like cutting the grass or raking leaves
  • Plan outdoor activities for early mornings and late afternoons
  • Consider wearing an allergy mask when you go outside
  • Change clothes and shower after returning indoors