Don’t hold your nose!

A London man’s recent hospital stay prompts doctors to remind us: do not hold your nose while you sneeze. Air pressure from the man’s blocked sneeze built up in the throat, resulting in serious injury, officials say. Dr. Keri Peterson, an internist at Lenox Hill Hospital, stresses that “our noses and our mouth are release valves,” and explains why holding your nose during a sneeze is dangerous.

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