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12-year-old girl sneezes nearly every second of the day and night

By Mason White 1:10 PM October 9, 2015
Katelyn Thornley 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) A young girl in Texas, is desperate to be treated for her endless sneezing, which occurs nearly every second of the day and night.

12-year-old Katelyn Thornley of Angleton, began sneezing about a month ago.

At first, she thought that she must be allergic to something.

Now, she sneezes about 20 times per minute, or about 12,000 times a day. Thornley cannot go to school due to her condition, and she cannot play her favorite musical instruments.

She also feels constant pain in her abdomen and legs, and she can barely eat. So far, Thornley has visited six doctors, who have all ruled out allergies or a virus.

Some suggest that she may be suffering from a stress-related condition as every time someone talks about her sneezing, it intensifies.

One neurologist suggested that Thornley, might be sneezing due to a tic as her nose itches. Before bedtime, Thornley takes Benadryl to help her sleep, but the sneezing continues in her dreams.