Man ruptures throat after holding nose and closing mouth during ‘forceful’ sneeze

Holding your nose and closing your mouth while you sneeze might seem like a harmless thing to do, but doctors have advised against it following the case of a man who ruptured the back of his throat when doing so.
Ear, nose and throat specialists at the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust said trying to contain a forceful sneeze in such a way is not a good idea as it could lead to “numerous complications”….more:  independent.co.uk