Man Holds Sneeze And It Blew A Hole In His Throat! [PICS]

A man was trying to hold back a sneeze but the pressure blew a small hole in his throat! So maybe don’t hold back sneezes from now on!

By Doug Lazy on January 17, 2018
BERLIN - OCTOBER 07: German Finance Minister Peer Steinbrueck sneezes as he arrives for the weekly German government cabinet meeting at the Chancellery on October 7, 2008 in Berlin, Germany. The meeting is taking place in the midst of the international financial crisis that has also hit Germany's banking system. Steinbrueck and Chancellor Angela Merkel have enacted a series of measures in recent days in response to the crisis in an effort to prevent public panic in Germany and to save one of the country's biggest banks, Hypo Real Estate. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
(Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

A man was trying to hold back a sneeze but the pressure blew a small hole in his throat! says that a new report out of the medical journal BMJ Case Reports says that a man blew a hole in his own throat by trying to hold in a sneeze!

The man says that he closed his mouth and pinched his nose during a forceful sneeze and he felt his neck pop. Hours later he felt pain, his voice began to change and he began to swell so he went to the hospital where they found:

“actual streaks of air in the retropharyngeal region and extensive surgical emphysema in the neck anterior to the trachea”

The pressure from his sneeze had blown a small hole in his throat!


Luckily, the man did not need surgery but he did have to be admitted to the hospital for 2 weeks to recover from his injury.

Doctors have reportedly seen other injuries, ranging from “sinus problems, middle and inner ear damage, ear infections and a ruptured ear drum” from people who try to hold in their sneezes.

Experts say to NOT try to stop your sneezes as it can be dangerous::

“Halting sneeze via blocking nostrils and mouth is a dangerous maneuver,” the report recommended. It “should be avoided, as it may lead to numerous complications.”

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