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Can stifling a sneeze be bad for your health?

Stopping yourself from sneezing by clamping your nose and mouth shut can cause serious physical damage, doctors are warning.

It comes after a 34-year-old man ruptured the back of this throat by stifling a sneeze.

Dr Ding Yang was one of the specialists who saw the patient in hospital.

This clip is taken from 5 live Breakfast on Tuesday 16th January 2018.

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