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Why do we sneeze?

Sneezing – A kind of a protective reflex of some animals and humans, providing the removal of mucus, dust and other irritants of the upper respiratory tract with the help of a very powerful exhalation after his short deep breath.

The pressure of the air which is breathed out at this point may be more than 100 mm Hg, with a volumetric airflow rate of about 12-13 liters per second, and the rate of exhaled air to the outside may reach the maximum of 120-130 meters per second.

In most cases, this process occurs when there is some irritation of the nasal due to dust agents (fluff, dust, hair, etc.) or some allergens (pollen, mold, etc.), for some it could be due to perfume smell or tobacco smoke. Also, a person may sneeze due to respiratory diseases or any infectious disease.

Reason like sudden change in the environment temperature, change in body temperature (majorly seen in some after they take bath), looking at the bright light source also causes sneezing at times whereas due to body’s hormonal changes also causes sneeze (especially in pregnant women)

Is it true that men sneeze stronger than women?

The rate of exhaled air during sneezing averages 150 km / h. During sneezing facial muscles are involved, throat and chest. Therefore, a healthy young man, likely to sneeze with greater force than the girl. However, the power of sneezing depends on several factors, and therefore, to argue that men sneeze with greater force than women, it would be wrong!

Tip to stop your sneeze: Vigorously rub the bridge of your nose or pinch yourself at the tip of the nose, but it is not recommended to restrain yourself, because then the bacteria remain in your body.

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