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Didja Know? #4 Don’t hold that sneeze!

Growing up my mom always told us, “Don’t hold your sneeze, you’ll blow your brains out of your ears!”

To this day, every time I try to hold in a sneeze, I cover my ears.

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But there’s really no need to hold them. Or maybe there is…

According to the Cleveland Clinic holding in a sneeze can be harmful to your sinuses and eardrums and can even cause an ear infection! The fact is, whatever is in your nose or lungs needs to get out. By not sneezing you’re not only keeping that yuck in your body, but you’re putting a lot of undue pressure on your ears and sinuses. So next time you feel the urge to sneeze but don’t want to disturb others or have slime cover your hands, bury your face in your arm or pull your shirt up over your nose and let it go! (No matter where you are, you have my permission.) You’ll feel so much better.



2 thoughts on “Didja Know? #4 Don’t hold that sneeze!”

  1. I sneeze like a cat. So I’m KIND of holding it in. I think that’s why I have to sneeze so many times in a row. and if I sneeze at least three times, I get light-headed like I’m going to pass out.

    Once, I was sitting in a college classroom and sneezed like that. The professor stopped in the middle of his lecture and said, “If you keep sneezing like that, you’re going to blow your brains out.” LOL

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