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Does anyone else sneeze after eating mints?

By July 25, 2008 - 10:26am
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With near predictability I sneeze following the intake of mint whether it's gum, a breath mint, Listerine breath strips, or something else. I've now come to refer to these items as Sneezey Treats. Following the two sneezes, there are no other symptoms. I don't break out in hives, no watery eyes, nothing.

Anyone else got this going on? I obviously don't need to rush to the emergency room and the solution is even more obvious -- stop consuming this stuff, right -- but am looking for fellow MSPs -- or mint sensitive people. Any out there?

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EmpowHER Guest

It's so annoying, I just want fresh breath, these are harsh sneezes as well, knock the stuffing out of me!

September 2, 2017 - 5:22am
EmpowHER Guest

i thought i was alone too hahahaha my people

August 26, 2017 - 10:36pm
EmpowHER Guest

Mint, chocolate, and cough syrup... EVERYTIME! You are my people!

August 25, 2017 - 1:07pm
EmpowHER Guest

I have found my people! I sneeze every time I eat chocolate chips or mint gum. It's nice to know I'm not alone.

June 13, 2017 - 7:25pm
EmpowHER Guest

My brother and I are both MSPs :-) and have been since we were kids. Depending on how strong the mint is, we sneeze either once, twice or, if really strong, 3 to 4 times. Without exception. Our parents used to hand us a tissue with every mint they gave us. Lately my boyfriend started to pick up on this 'hobby' as well but that might just be wanting to look cool like us ;-) No idea why or how we got it but it might be hereditary!

May 21, 2017 - 8:42am
EmpowHER Guest

Yes I sneeze when I eat mints, I used to keep mints in the care but they caused me to have sneezing fits whenever I ate one so stopped.

May 1, 2017 - 7:20am
EmpowHER Guest

Mints or chocolate make me sneeze every time.
Apples give me a headache (1 day later).

I can eat everything else, no problem.
I have never had hay fever, no other known allergies.

When I was young, I once ate a bag of white chocolates filled with thick red sugar goop that looked like it was made in a nuclear laboratory.

I spent three days with a splitting headache, hallucinating and vomiting.

I digress,
But I list the above in-case you have similar disposition indicating some common genetic mutation.

March 2, 2017 - 5:33am
EmpowHER Guest

Mints or minty things like tums make me sneeze. It's cause by an over stimulation of a nerve.

January 20, 2017 - 6:51pm
EmpowHER Guest

i am with you all on this .. i cant avoid it since i keep the car cup of orbit gum on my desk so it is just about every day!!

September 9, 2016 - 5:38am
EmpowHER Guest

Yes me too while I chew on two or three Ice Breakers Mints. Often times I have to sneeze once or twice after days I haven't sneezed. I love it that it helps me to sneeze loud and violent .

July 31, 2016 - 4:36pm
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