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Unable to sneeze


I had an upper body injury/sprain by doing a backflip into the swimming pool (chest area, upper back and neck area) about 35 days ago. That injury now has completely healed.

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.

Any advice would be great.

Warm regards
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