Sneeze reflex in infants

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1143730 tn?1327079932 My boys are funny! They both have those cute thing they do as infants! Braddock sneezes and then goes "ahh" like a sigh. Its so cute!!! He also has a stiff baby stretch... I think baby stretches are soooo cute!
Avatar m tn oh and once in a while while sleeping, he will let out a little cry or yelp. do infants do that often? he doesnt wake from it and seems to resting fine. sleep and eating habits are good.
Avatar m tn Is anyone aware of a neuro/muscular disease with one of the signs being the loss/lack of the sneeze reflex?
Avatar n tn Also some allergens only cause a mild irritation and their aerosols are not big enough for a sneeze reflex to be completed. The reflex gets initiated because the nasal receptors are tickled and send out the sensation however since the irritant is not big enough to sustain the reflex, the reflex is not completed. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
Avatar n tn area with lots of closely packed structures which cause neurological deficits when damaged. Strokes in the lateral medulla can abolish the sneeze reflex but in association with other signs of stroke such as clumsiness, weakness or sensoru loss, or inability to swallow a reflex has both afferent (incoming to the nervous system)) and efferent (outgoing) components. An interuption can occur at any point, not necessarily in the brain, and block the final response.
Avatar f tn From Wikipedia In medicine and neurology, the Babinski response to the plantar reflex is a reflex, named after Joseph Babinski (1857-1932), a French neurologist of Polish descent, that can identify disease of the spinal cord and brain and also exists as a primitive reflex in infants.[1][2] When non-pathological, it is called the plantar reflex, while the term Babinski's sign refers to its pathological form.
383536 tn?1225030613 I had some bad morining sickness in my 1st trimester, and it went away in my 2nd trimester, but I still have a HORRIBLE gag reflex! It is especially bad in the morning, and when I cough or sneeze. DH laughs at me every time I cough or sneeze because I gag so much (it's nervous laughter, because he does NOT do vomit very well). I am 30w4d and thought I would not have to deal with this anymore after my 2nd trimester, but I didn't get that lucky. Good luck to you! I hope it goes away!!
Avatar n tn But the problem is that since many days, I get a sneezing sensation but the automatic sneeze reflex just does not come. The issue started when a sneeze came but it just did not follow through and after that I am just unable to sneeze. Its as if my brain wont allow a sneeze! I feel fine physically. I have no pains etc. Also, it seems a few people had this issue....can anyone help me out if they have gone through the same? As far as I can see, it seems like a mental issue now.
Avatar n tn In 1997, I had a period of a month or more where I could not sneeze; I would have the urge to sneeze, build up to the sneeze, but it would not come out. Then, I went back to "normal" sneezing. Then several years later, I had the same thing again, for over a month, but again, went back to "normal" sneezing. Now, over two years since the last episode, I have been experiencing the same thing again, for around 6 weeks.
Avatar m tn If I feel a sneeze coming on, I will either look at the sun or a bright light in a room. I rarely sneeze in a low light situation. My doctor thinks I am nuts, as does my opthamologist. However, my Mom did this (but not my Dad) and both of my daughters do it too. My Mom says that her Mom did it as well. It's very strong reflex and completely uncontrollable. Does anybody else have this or know what it is about? I've always called it "light sneezing.
Avatar n tn It's hard to tell in newborns because the pupil is small. Discuss with your pediatrician. If it persists or you see any white reflex see an pediatric ophthalmologist. Find one at www.aao.
Avatar m tn I have tried many other things to make myself sneeze, such as plucking eyebrows, breathing in cold air, sniffing pepper or spices, looking at bright lights, chewing gum, eating chocolate, faking a sneeze, tilting my head back, but none of them work! I have done Google searches for this problem countless times. Some people have said it could be that the trigeminal nerve (which controls sneezing) might not be functioning properly, and some people have said it could be a brain tumour or lesion.
Avatar m tn When I sneeze, I start sneezing 12 time with 30 seconds intervals between each sneeze. Does anyone elase have this and is there a remedy?
Avatar n tn My son, age 25.5. months has always had a positive babinski reflex. In fact, often (at least daily), while he is just sitting and playing, his big toes point straight up while his other toes curl under. At age 18 weeks, it was confirmed (via CT scan) that his metopic suture had fused. At age 8 months, he began having seizure like episodes. He had two EEGs done - short one was abnormal - 24 hour one was "normal". He had an MRI done that was *normal*.
Avatar n tn recently the symptons have got worse and the ear specialists say they cant see anything wrong. when i sneeze or cough, i get a kind of pressure pain in my left ear. sometimes when i train, i seem to trigger something, and the symptoms get worse. I cant skip due to a pressure like pain in my left ear, i feel dizzy and sick when im walking, i get pins and needles behind my left ear when i sneeze cough or raise my voice.
1361044 tn?1277598308 Honestly, in my opinion, babies are so wrapped up in this new world, all the new things going in for them, that a little cold (virus) hardly slows them down. it could be your baby is behind because she doesn't feel well all the time, and THAT is holding her back. Maybe not, but in either case I would push for them to figure it out. Chalking it all down to a virus is a lazy, sorry excuse. My point is, YOU DO know your child more than anyone.
Avatar f tn During a follow up appt today he said there was a cyst on her ovaries but it was normal in infants. I was just wondering if it really was normal and should it be looked at more or what? she has had a fever for a little over a month and the doctor just keeps tellin me she is fine. well after the last hospital stay of 4 days, im ready for some answers. can anyone please help or does anyone know anything about this and maybe what we should do.
9407801 tn?1403606948 when i sneeze i experience pain in my chest, shoulders which goes all the way to my palms. it lasts from a couple of seconds to minutes. sneezing is now a painfull experience. Its now about 6 months or so.
Avatar n tn Re: nonstop sneezing [ Follow Ups ] [ Post Followup ] [ The Neurology Forum ] [ FAQ ] Posted by ccf neuro M.D.* on September 13, 1997 at 15:32:20: In Reply to: nonstop sneezing posted by Ruth on September 06, 1997 at 11:24:38: I have a 10 year old who is having sneezing attacks.
Avatar n tn Sneezing is usually caused by a reflex due to nasal irritiation or irritation of the diaphragm. What may be happening in your case, the strong light causes you to blink you eye lids very tightly while holding your breath. This would cause a valsalva and may induce sneezing (diaphragm irritation form the valsalva). This is only a theory. Sorry I can't be more definitive.
Avatar f tn I had the same worries cux i actually had the flu. But u shoukd be ok just remeber to keep hydrated and try to get some rest. The saline sprays might help reduce some of the sneezing! Hope you feel better!
Avatar m tn i would speak to your ped about it. in the mean time, if you see this happening, blow in her face hard. it makes them take a breathe involuntarily. kinda like a reflex. i've seen it work on infants and toddlers- i am assuming it would work for a preschooler as well.
Avatar f tn Pressing on the eye or a cough or sneeze can produce pressure and excite the retinal rods causing a light reflex/pattern. It's called an entoptic phenomena. read the section on that in wikipedia.
Avatar n tn hi my son is 3 month and since he was born every time he gets feed a few minutes later he vomits all the formula i had give him i had take him to the doctor so many times they have change him two different formulas and gave him zantac 2cc twice a day and nothing had work they said is reflex but i think is something more than that he is cranky all the times crying poor sleep black stooling vomits after feeding please help me and give me some advice in what i should do.