Mudcat Café message #3469126 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #149122   Message #3469126
Posted By: Bee-dubya-ell
20-Jan-13 - 04:57 PM
Thread Name: BS: How do you sneeze?
Subject: RE: BS: How do you sneeze?
You can often block an oncoming sneeze by firmly pressing your fingertips or knuckles into the flesh directly under you nostrils. There's a nerve in that area which, when stimulated, overrides the impulses from other nerves. The brain gives signals from that nerve a higher priority than the signal saying, "Sneeze!" Pressing in that same spot can also temporarily lessen the intensity of tinnitus (ringy ears).