Tuesday, 16 January 2018

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Suppressing a sneeze can be dangerous, doctors warn

Stifling a sneeze can rupture your throat, burst an ear drum, or pop a blood vessel in your brain, researchers warned.

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.

A CAT scan confirmed what they suspected: The force of the suppressed sneeze had ruptured and torn open the back of the throat.

Read more @ https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/health/suppressing-a-sneeze-can-be-dangerous-doctors-warn-9864388