A 33-year-old member asked:
can you tell me if i hold my nose in and sneeze can i burst my eardrum?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered
24 years experience Psychiatry
Not Sure: Keeping the lips closed to prevent sneezing can propel the force against the middle ear which can lead to pain & ringing of the ears. Rarely, sneezing can lead to a fracture.
Answered on Oct 23, 2016
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