Holding your sneeze can have dangerous consequences on your health, according to experts

Doctors urgently warn that you should never suppress a sneeze. What seems harmless to us can actually have serious consequences.

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Do you sometimes stifle a sneeze when you're out and about in public? We often find it unpleasant and unobjectionable when someone sneezes loudly on the bus or train. However, it's actually better not to suppress your sneezes, as it can be very dangerous for your health.

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Severe damage due to suppressed sneezing

Bacteria and viruses are expelled through the nose when we sneeze. This process is very important to prevent the pathogens from remaining in our bodies and exacerbating or even reigniting infections.

In addition, suppression can increase blood pressure. In the best case scenario, we only suffer from headaches, but it can also lead to burst veins in the eye or the eardrum.

And that's not all. Other undesirable consequences of suppressed sneezing can be hearing loss and a permanent feeling of dizziness. Very unpleasant.

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Infections, dizziness, inflammation

According to Barmer, when we expel air through our nose when we sneeze, it travels at speeds of up to 160 km/h. However, if we prevent it from escaping the body through the nose, it may do so through the ear, which can then become inflamed after repeated exposure.

All in all, you can see why you should stop suppressing your sneezes. No matter where and with how many people you are out and about, allow your body to do the slinging process.

Just remember to always sneeze into the crook of your arm or into a handkerchief!

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This article has been translated from Gentside DE.

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