Skip to comments.Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn
Posted on 01/15/2018 7:50:11 PM PST by ProtectOurFreedom
Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned Tuesday.
Many people -- when they feel a sneeze coming on -- block all the exits, essentially swallowing the sneeze's explosive force.
Just how dangerous this can be was illustrated when a 34-year-old man showed up at the emergency service of a hospital in Leicester, England recently, with a swollen neck and in extreme pain.
"The patient described a popping sensation in his neck after he tried to halt a sneeze by pinching the nose and holding his mouth closed," doctors detailed in a study published in the medical journal BMJ Case Reports.
A CAT scan confirmed what they suspected: the force of the suppressed sneeze had ruptured and torn open the back of the throat.
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I remember being warned about this 50+ years ago.
Better out than in.
halt a sneeze by pinching the nose and holding his mouth
Is this also true for those who like burritos?
I’m asking for a friend.
One of the greatest comic strips of all time.
If that blows the back of your throat out, you were probably going to have an issue or two anyway.
Burritos make your friend sneeze? That’s an interesting condition. Most experience, er, other problems.
Don’t Do It You’ll Blow Your Brains Out!!!
Burritos make your friend sneeze?
Just don’t sneeze under the following conditions:
* With a mouth full of baked beans
* “”” “”””””” of pizza or lasagna
* “””””””””” of birth control pills. Heard about a women who had a mouth full of birth control pills and sneezed. She sterilized her whole Bridge Club.
Myths about sneezing.
My motto has always been to sneeze - and to fart - proudly.
So in addition to not holding back, I’ll let out an AHHH as a sign of both relief and of affirming that there is no shame in a public display of a bodily function.
You’re the one with a big circle of no people around them at parties aren’t ya?
Applies to farting as well.
A female co-worker commented on someone’s gaseousness as an intestinal disorder. I allowed as how how it’s more of a recreation.
Love a good sneeze!
Cheap thrill, indeed!
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