August 28, 2017
What happens when you sneeze?
Everyone sneezes. In fact, the average healthy person does so up to four times a day. But why, exactly, do we sneeze? The mechanics of sneezing Part of your nose’s job is to make sure the air you breathe is clean, and free of dirt and bacteria. Your nose traps dirt and bacteria in mucus, but sometimes debris can enter your nose and irritate the sensitive mucus membranes inside your nose and throat. When these membranes become irritated, a message is sent to your brain to sneeze. Sneezing is your body's way of removing an irritation from your nose. Your…Read More