Holding in a sneeze can have a profound effect on the nose and throat. The panel of experts stresses that it is never permissible to refrain from sneezing or to try to stop sneezing by blocking the nostrils and mouth.
Because this can cause serious consequences, including air gathering in the chest between both lungs, and damage to the blood vessels in the eyes, nose, or eardrums.
Studies show that with increased pressure in the nasal passage, sneezing may cause blood vessels to constrict and rupture, manifesting as redness in the eyes or nose.
And the newspaper "Washington Post" quotes the American Cleveland Clinic Medical Center: that the sneezing exits the human body at a speed of 100 miles per hour, and because of its strength, it should not be prevented.
The newspaper describes the case of a British man (34 years) who used to suppress sneezing for years, and on one occasion, stifled sneezing and felt what looked like an explosion in his neck, severe pain, and was hospitalized.
And the "Washington Post" says, X-rays showed that the accumulated pressure from sneezing, which he was trying to get out, tore the soft tissues in his throat, and also caused air bubbles to form in the soft tissues of his neck; Which causes a popping sensation.
Fearing a deep infection in the neck, the doctors admitted the man to the hospital; He was fed through a feeding tube, administered antibiotics, and was released from hospital a week later, the wounds in his neck healed.