Man Suffers Throat and Neck Injury After Holding in Sneeze

Doctors say don't hold back when it comes to your sneezes

INTERNATIONAL — A 34-year-old man suffered a neck and throat injury after he tried to hold in a sneeze.

Doctors say the man pinched his nose and kept his mouth closed to hold in a forceful sneeze.

It sent air and matter crashing into the back of his throat, which caused air bubbles in his soft tissues and a tear in his trachea.

The man didn’t need surgery, but he spent two weeks in the hospital recovering.

Doctors say don’t hold back when it comes to your sneezes.

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

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