Five Tips To Lower The Volume Of Your Sneeze

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With the allergy season upon us, sneezing seems to be a part of everyday life for many of us. Here are five tips to lower the volume of your sneeze.

1. Use a thick handkerchief instead of a tissue. The fabric muffles the sound.

Five Tips To Lower The Volume Of Your Sneeze

Five Tips To Lower The Volume Of Your Sneeze

2. Hold your breath right before the onset of a sneeze. That can possibly interrupt the body’s coordinated reflex.

3. Cough simultaneously as you sneeze. This also lessens the reflex while decreasing the volume.

4. Clench your teeth and jaw, which suppresses the sound. Keep your lips open to prevent air-pressure buildup.

5. Put your index finger at the base of your nose and push up slightly. (Dr. Nayak calls this the Three Stooges method.) This can suppress a sneeze or reduce its severity.

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