Winter time is sniff time. Many now think that sneezing in public is absurd and hold their noses so that it doesn’t get too loud. But that’s exactly what can backfire and end up in the hospital.
Loud sneezing is uncomfortable and bothers other people. Even if these two statements may be true, one should always sneeze properly and not try to suppress it. In England, a man didn’t want to cause a stir with his sneeze, so he covered his nose – a fatal decision, as he immediately discovered.
Mother takes injured son (6) to the hospital and is sent away
The six-year-old son of Sabine S. from Upper Austria kicked a nail. With her crying child in her arms, the mother ran to a hospital – and was sent away again! The reason: no space.
Injury from the pressure
Like “theguardian.com“Reports, the man heard a bang in his throat while sneezing and then felt severe pain. When his throat began to swell, painful swallowing, and difficulty speaking, he went to the emergency room in Leicester. There the doctors made the following diagnosis: The pressure created by holding his nose closed while sneezing caused the man to tear his throat.
“For the sake of propriety and etiquette, we sometimes suppress sneezing. But in rare, unfortunate cases, this can lead to potentially serious complications, ”explains Dr. Sudip Das, doctor at Leicester University Hospital. But not only the throat can be injured by the high pressure, the eardrum can also tear. In the worst case, an aneurysm in the brain can burst – and it can be fatal.
Mother thought daughter was just pretending to have a stomach ache – and it was cancer!
She thought that her daughter was just pretending to have a stomach ache to stay up longer. But then came the shock for Enya Gooding. Her four year old daughter Cayla actually had cancer!
So the Brit was lucky: after a week in hospital and antibiotic treatment, he was released. In the future, he will certainly sneeze at full volume and without covering his nose.