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If you are about to sneeze, then don’t try to stop it by pinching your nose and closing your mouth, as according to doctors, it can rupture throat, burst an eardrum and even pop a blood vessel in the brain. According to researchers, it may lead to numerous complications, such as pseudomediastinum – air trapped in the chest between both lungs, perforation of the tympanic membrane – perforated eardrum and even rupture of a cerebral aneurysm – ballooning blood vessel in the brain. The team recently revealed that a 34-year-old young man managed to rupture the back of his throat during this manoeuvre, leaving him in excruciating pain, barely able to speak or swallow and in considerable pain. Also read why do you sneeze a lot (25-30 times) early in the morning and how to deal with it.