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Texas girl sneezes 12,000 times a day

By T.K. Randall
October 7, 2015 · Comment icon 14 comments

Non-stop sneezing can soon take its toll on the human body. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 mcfarlandmo
12-year-old Katelyn Thornley suffers from a bizarre condition that causes her to sneeze constantly.
The endless sneezing, which is now averaging at around twenty sneezes a minute, started unexpectedly just three weeks ago when Katelyn was on her way to clarinet lessons.

"All of a sudden it kind of started like little spurts," she said. "It was just a few sneezes here and there, but by the time I went to bed, I had sneezed 30 times that night.Ē

Doctors believe that it could be due to some sort of uncontrollable tic in her nose however they are no closer to understanding how it might have started up or how to stop it from happening.
"She canít really go to school or do anything normal," said Katelyn's mother Erica. "She canít eat well, she has to sip. She canít drink. Itís affected everything."

One evening the 12-year-old managed to sneeze non-stop for over forty-five minutes.

"This has taken a huge toll on my life," she said.

"I want nothing more than for this to end. I just want it to be gone for good."

Source: ABC News | Comments (14)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #5 Posted by Athena1979 8 years ago
Don't care...but I clicked in the link anyway...get that woman some pepper!!!!!
Comment icon #6 Posted by Mr.United_Nations 8 years ago
Don't care...but I clicked in the link anyway...get that woman some pepper!!!!! really?
Comment icon #7 Posted by MissJatti 8 years ago
God bless you.. God bless you.. God bless you.. God bless you.. God bless you.. God bless you.. God bless you.. God bless you....................................................
Comment icon #8 Posted by KaysonMire 8 years ago
12,000 divided by (60*24).. If it was evenly spread out that would be eight times a minute.
Comment icon #9 Posted by woopypooky 8 years ago
she should try to achooo... instead of covering up. And who the poor person beside her who have to say god bless you a thousand times a day?
Comment icon #10 Posted by kobolds 8 years ago
confirm bull****, just do the counting . if no sleep mean she has to sneeze about every 7 second . if minus 8 hour for sleep , which mean she has to sneeze ever 4 second . she will die from lack of oxygen
Comment icon #11 Posted by Paranomali 8 years ago
That poor poor girl! I sneeze every morning and i get so annoyed but at least it stops!
Comment icon #12 Posted by qxcontinuum 8 years ago
i read online that a sneeze produces similar pleasure like the orgasm does .... so ...
Comment icon #13 Posted by Astra- 8 years ago
I'll give you one thing qx - one never knows what nonsense your going to blurt out.
Comment icon #14 Posted by Astra- 8 years ago
I hope they have since found out what the cause was for the sneezing - and have found a solution to fix it - poor girl.

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