Why does your body heat up after sneezing several times?


At times, I’ll sneeze several times within a few minutes and after it’s all done, my body will start to feel really warm, even causing me to sweat at times. Why is that?

Originally posted by u/madzthakz, but I’m curious (and a little bit worried) about it myself because something like that literally just happened to me not too long ago.

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None of the muscles involved in the operation run at 100% efficiency (spoiler alert : nothing does), so they heat up, just like a physical effort or sport. Plus, the intensity is quite big and covers all the abs, back and chest muscles, it may be short but the energy consumption is enormous for the duration.