Does anyone else sneeze on cardboard boxes?

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Every time I got something in a cardboard box, e.g. parcel from Amazon I get running nose if I keep the box indoors. Does anyone else have similar symptoms and do you know what chemical component in the cardboard causes that?

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    Is this just me?

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    I do not know much about its chemical components, but I also had a similar allergy, not only for the cardboard box but also for the dust, and the smell of something made me sneeze terribly. After sneezing, there was a runny nose as well. So I saw a doctor, and he gave me nasal spray for three months. My sneezing, which has been allergic since then, has been dramatically reduced with it. Please consult the right ENT specialist and take medication as required.

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    It is probably from the dust accumulated on the cardboard boxes. I have a similar allergy to dust (and pollen, which I manage with meds and monitoring things on climacell), and I would sneeze if I don't wear a mask before opening them. Still it is better to check with a doctor and run some tests to know the exact root cause.

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    I think this is a common issue faced by everyone. The main thing we can do to avoid sneezing is to use a mask in such situations. If you are sneezing even after a long time or it continues long, I would like to recommend you consult a doctor and take the necessary medications.

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