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Southern California Head & Neck Blog

There is a Reason You Sneeze When Looking into the Light

Posted: October 18, 2017 By: Abbas Anwar, MD

Have you ever tried to look into the light or the sun to sneeze? If you have, you are not alone. Dr. Anwar was recently featured in an article on BuzzFeed discussing this phenomenon. It is called the photic sneeze reflex and is actually an inherited condition. Check out the link to the BuzzFeed article below to find out more.

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Tinnitus Diagnosis and Remedies

Posted: October 6, 2017 By: Abbas Anwar, MD

Tinnitus affects over fifty million people in the U.S. Tinnitus is described as a nagging buzzing, whistling, whining, or screeching noise in head or ears that varies in intensity and can be intermittent or constant. The degree of loudness and even the type of sound is particular to each person. Tinnitus is a symptom, not a disease, which can accompany any type of hearing loss. But is tinnitus something you should be concerned about? Well, it depends.

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