Holding in a sneeze can be dangerous

Holding in a sneeze can be dangerous. (WICS)

Doctors say you shouldn't hold your sneezes.

That's according to a new report in the BMJ Case Reports medical journal.

It highlights the case of a 34-year-old man who suffered an injury to his neck by holding in a forceful sneeze.

The force of the sneeze sent air and matter crashing into the back of his throat.

Doctors found air bubbles in his soft tissues and a small perforation in his trachea.

He didn't need surgery, but he did have to be hospitalized for two weeks.

Sneezes can produce pressurized air can explode at speeds up to 100 miles an hour.

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