Doctors warn "don't hold in a sneeze"

By WEEK Producer

April 17, 2014 Updated Apr 17, 2014 at 9:02 PM CDT

If you need to sneeze, let it out.

Doctors say stifling your sneeze could do damage to your eardrums or sinuses.

They say sneezing is a protective mechanism, meaning you have gotten something in your nose your body wants to keep from getting into your sinuses or lungs.

So sneeze away.

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