Holding in a sneeze could land you a week in hospital, doctors say

Holding in sneeze emergency room visit

There's a lot of old-school pseudo-medicine that says holding in a sneeze could be bad for your health: Sneezing helps get the devil out, so the theory goes, so your bodily function is actually a vital component of exorcism or something.

But according to a new case report published in the British Journal of Medicine and seen by Gizmodo, there's a very real reason to let it out. One 34-year-old man who tried to hold in a sneeze by plugging his mouth and nose ended up with major damage to his throat, a feeding tube down his neck, and a week-long hospital visit.

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