‘Sneeze snuffer’ blows throat out
A MAN blew a hole in his own throat after trying to hold in a sneeze.
He suffered excruciating injuries when he pinched his nose and clamped his mouth shut to hold in the sneeze.
The force blew a hole in the back of his throat, leaving him barely able to speak or swallow, the British Medical Journal reported.
Spontaneous rupture of the back of the throat is rare and is more typically associated with trauma.
When doctors examined the 34-year-old, from Leicester, they determined that the crackling sounds he’d complained of extended from his neck all the way down to his rib cage and kept him in hospital for a week.