A 31-year-old member asked:
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what happens if you hold your nose in and sneeze can you burst your eardrum?

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Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear: Unlikely but depends how forcefully you sneeze. Try not to hold your nose when you sneeze. Can sometimes make you dizzy as well
Answered on Jul 30, 2016

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Ear: Could have ETD, middle ear fluid or small TM perforation. See ENT MD.
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URI vs Allergy: Could be URI or allergy depending on details. See regular MD first.
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