Wanna Impress Your Hypochondriac Friends? Tell Them You Suffer From ‘ACHOO.’
On the show Wednesday morning I asked the question, “Does anyone else besides me sneeze when they first walk out into the sunlight?” And a number of you responded back saying “yes.”
Doctors say there’s no real reason for the sneeze. It’s really nothing more than a “strange thing to do.” Nonetheless, they have come up with an official medical term for this condition: ACHOO. Really!
ACHOO stands for “Autonomic Dominant Compelling Helio Ophthalmic Outburst.” That’s medical talk for “sneezing when you see the sun.” And, again, it doesn’t mean you have a disease, it’s just something certain people do.
And now you know!
If you’re like to learn more about ACHOO, here’s a link to a website on the subject matter.