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I am 86. But a lot of years ago, maybe when I was 9 or 10, I learned to sneeze in a certain way.

When a sneeze leads to an attack

The normal sneeze would trigger an attack or at least a severe shortness of breath.
So I developed a sneeze where I sort of hold back and expel it through almost a closed mouth.
Any validity to this, because people besides my wife wonder about it.
It works for me.

Although I still have asthma.

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  • Leon Lebowitz, RRT moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi Norty and thanks for your post. I’m hoperful others in the community will respond to your concern. If this type of sneezing works for you, then stick with it, especially if it helps you to avoid an asthma attack of some kind, as you said. My only thought/concern would be if you’re allowing pressures to build up by muffling your sneeze the way you describe. You may want to ask your physician about this. Wishing you the best, Leon (site moderator)

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