Betty on the News: Girl Who Sneezes 12,000 Times a Day Baffles Doctors
A 12-year-old girl in Virginia sneezes 12,000 times a day.
-Margeaux Baulch Klein
The sniffles are especially common this time a year, but for one 12-year-old Virginia girl, sneezing has become a way of life. Diagnosed with a condition called “machine gun sneezing,” Lauren Johnson sneezes up to 12,000 times a day.
The sneezing reportedly started when Laura caught a cold as a sixth-grader and it hasn’t stopped since, baffling all of the doctors the preteen has visited.
“There’s less than 40 cases ever documented ever in the entire world,” said Lauren’s mom, Lynn Johnson.
“Nobody really knows how to treat it, what’s going to work, and even in the cases where it might have worked or turned the sneezing off for awhile, a lot of times it comes back again and then you’re right back to where you started,” she added, noting that the only time Lauren stops sneezing is when she sleeps. (Fox News)