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Stifling a sneeze by clamping your nose and mouth shut can cause serious physical damage, doctors are warning.
Medics in Leicester treated a 34-year-old man who ruptured his throat while trying to stop a high-force sneeze.
With nowhere to escape, the pressure ripped through the soft tissue, and although rare and unusual, they say others should be aware of the danger.
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