Cleveland Clinic — The next time you get the urge to stifle a window-
rattling sneeze, you might want to reconsider. It could be harmful to your health.
Clamping your nostrils and mouth shut might avoid
disturbing others. But it could damage your
eardrums or sinuses or cause an ear infection.
“By stifling a sneeze, you could push infected mucus through the eustachian tube and back into
the middle ear,” Dr. Szekely says... → Full Article