Do You Suppress Your Sneezes? Or Do You Just Let Them Go?

Woman Sneezing

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I have this really strange habit of having sneezes that come in threes. I very seldom only sneeze once and after my first sneeze, it’s even more seldom that I stop at the second. This results in a lot of “bless yous”, especially when I do it again. And again. And again. Aww bless those people who feel obligated to say “bless you” to my multiple sneezes. πŸ˜›

Ah but when it comes to sneezes, are you the sort of person who suppresses your sneezes? Or do you just let them go? All hell break loose, HA-CHOOOOOO sort of thing?

Forgive me if I’m being glib but I’m amazed at some people who suppresses their sneezes or sneeze very quietly. The truth is, I don’t know if they’re actually suppressing them or if they really do sneeze like, because I tried and couldn’t do it. No matter how polite I try to be with my sneezes, they’re loud and you can definitely hear them. When I’m home alone, I have a feeling my neighbours could even hear my sneezing. Not very ladylike, I know but y’know, when you have to go, you have to go.

I’ve always lived and hung around with people who have loud sneezes. My family don’t hold back when it comes to sneezing, not even in public. Tim certainly lets ’em go. Mind you, they cover their mouths when sneezing but still, the sound is booming. It can get pretty embarrassing at times. Still, better in than out, I say!

Oh yes this has fast become a blog post about sneezing. Funny the sort of topics that fascinate me, eh? πŸ˜›

What about you? Do you suppress your sneezes? Do you sneeze very softly? Or do you just let ’em rip?

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15 comments… add one
  1. LeGeeque

    Oh I let it go and make sure I cover my nose and nostril and clean my hands after. If I can manage a tissue in time, I will and I’ll toss the tissue. I always worry the built up pressure from suppressing a sneeze would burst my ear drums. It’s a natural reaction. Why suppress it?

    1. Tine

      Right right? But there are people who would actually suppress it! I see it plenty of times when taking public transportation and I find it so amusing and baffling at the same time. All I could think of was “LET IT GO, WOMAN!”

  2. Mel

    What a random blog post, haha! Love it!
    My sneezes are very girly and not very loud. I’ve heard that you’re not suppose to hold your sneezes in (which would just be a wife’s tale!), but regardless, I try not to.
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    1. Tine

      Hehehe you know how I like to throw in random stuff like this every now and then! πŸ˜›
      Hahaha do an Elsa and let it go! LOL!

  3. Kat

    When I’m at home, I go crazy with my sneezing, especially this time of year (and many tissues later – hoping the Zertec will kick in soon). Hubby just says bless you before I even sneeze then tells me to stop sneezing haha. I will try to sneeze quietly by trying to sneeze through my nose and some sort of squeak noise happens, if I’m out in public.
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    1. Tine

      That’s the squeak noise I was talking about when I meant suppressing sneezes! How do people do that??? πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›

      1. Kat

        Hahah I don’t know how I do it either but when I do, I hope I don’t pop a blood vessel!
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  4. Monica P

    When I’m at home, I’m not so proper about a sneeze, but when in public .. I for sure cover my mouth, even if I have to sneeze into my sleeve .. lol.

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    1. Tine

      Hahahah yeah same here. Even if I have to sneeze into my sleeve, gloves, bag even … mouth will be covered. I’ve lost count the number of times I’ve seen people sneeze in public without covering their mouths and I could actually see spit sputtering out of their mouths. *_*

  5. Swati

    Haha….love the topic and it seriously amazes me that how people sneeze so silently. I have loud sneezes which I try to suppress sometimes. Since I do not sneeze multiple times in one go unless I have cold or allergy, that helps but still I would have liked the ability to sneeze quietly without disturbing others!
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    1. Tine

      I know right? When I see silent or very quiet sneezes, I’m like COME ON, LET IT GOOOOOOO! Better out than in, I say! πŸ˜›
      Unfortunately I haven’t mastered the ability to sneeze quietly and to be honest, I don’t know if I want to. πŸ˜›

  6. Trang

    LoL, it’s so true. I can’t keep my sneeze in or do it very quietly. Have to let it out, and multiple sneezes as well. My partner would say, make sure to check on the ground to see any part of your brain there (not very nice! :(); or “why do you have to do it so loud, you will make be deaf”.
    And, by the way, I love your blog!

    1. Tine

      HAHAHAHA!!! Yeah, that’s very unlikely to happen, you can tell him that! πŸ˜› Multiple sneezes rock. Mine hardly come in singles; let’s make it a good odd three! πŸ˜›

      PS: Aww thanks! πŸ˜€ x

  7. Winston

    I’m definitely the type that let’s it loose! Earth-shattering loud, lol. I just find that it’s more comforting to let the sneeze all out (using a tissue to cover my nose and mouth of course!)
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    1. Tine

      Right?? How good does it feel to just let it all out? I don’t imagine it’ll feel that satisfying with the quiet at-choos! πŸ˜›

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