Arnold’s Nerve

If you’re not yet reading House Call Doctor, this would be a good time to start.  Okay, I admit, it’s one of those things some people listen to instead of read, but I am very happy that reading it is an option since I keep the volume on my computer muted.

I’m a bit behind on my reading, so just came across this bit of information in How Do Doctors Solve Medical Mysteries:

There is a nerve in the ear, called Arnold’s Nerve …. In some people, stimulation of this nerve will make them cough.

A-hah!  I always cough when I clean my ears – so does one of my kids.  Now I know why.

This has nothing at all to do with autoimmunity, but I thought it interesting.
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