Sneeze – Let It Out or Hold It In?

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  • #602416

    avhaben
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    If, when in polite company, one must sneeze, is it proper to let it out (in a tissue or [in a worst case scenario] in an arm, of course) or rather to hold it in and supress the sneeze?

  • #859517

    TheGoq
    Participant

    Let it out in a tissue if you don’t have a tissue excuse yourself from the room to get one.

  • #859518

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    This is serious stuff. Nothing to sneeze at.

  • #859519

    avhaben
    Participant

    If you were sitting in the Oval Office talking with the President of the United States, would you ask for a tissue (or take one out of your pocket) and give a thunderous sneeze?

  • #859520

    TheGoq
    Participant

    Yes i would sneeze in the oval office unlike other bodily functions it is not rude or unseemly to sneeze, just let me know if obama says g-d bless you or you are so good looking.

  • #859521

    brotherofurs
    Participant

    yess i would, its not healthy to hold it in (and i dont know how) and its something everyone does, this is how Hashem made us.

  • #859522

    yentingyenta
    Member

    if you hold it in, you’re going to make some funny faces at them. say ‘excuse me. i need to sneeze’, turn to the side and sneeze into your elbow. or say ‘excuse me for one moment. i need to go find a tissue’. i think thats less rude then holding in the sneeze

  • #859523

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    I’ll let you know. Actually I have a meeting with him shortly…

  • #859524

    The best thing to do is to sneeze into (not just toward) your elbow so you don’t send your germs flying all over everyone else.

    If you’re davening at the time and find it impossible to sneeze without letting loose an ear-splitting “AAACHOOOOOO”, suppress it. My husband begs you…

  • #859525

    haifagirl
    Member

    Never, ever suppress a sneeze. You can do damage to yourself.

  • #859526

    avhaben
    Participant

    So, you would make that thunderous HAAHAACCHHOOO in the Oval Office, during your disussions with the President? (Or in shul during the quiet Shemone Esrei, when you will be heard from one end of the large shul to the other.)

  • #859527

    haifagirl
    Member

    I’d rather have a loud sneeze than a burst blood vessel.

  • #859528

    ZeesKite
    Participant

    haifagirl

    Please explain. If I forget to sneeze it’s dangerous? I don’t apprehend.

  • #859529

    Thank you haifagirl I think you are right that it is not healthy to suppress a sneeze. I was thinking one might damage their eardrum. Please feedback from the Medical (Doctors and Nurses) Posters.

  • #859530

    haifagirl
    Member

    Google “suppress sneeze” (without the quotes) and you will get a lot of information. Not all of it is accurate, of course, but much is.

  • #859531

    MorahRach
    Member

    It’s not healthy to hold it in. Some people are able to just let out a little squeak, I am not one of those! I have come to accept that when I have to sneeze it will be loud and big but there is nothing I can do about it.

  • #859532

    I do think it’s possible to sneeze without an accompanying “YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCCHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO”

    (*sniff* excuse me)

  • #859533

    besalel
    Participant

    My wife asked me if I enjoy a good cry sometimes. I told her no but I do enjoy a good sneeze. She told me I have a non-existant emotional gradient.

  • #859534

    gabie
    Member

    How so, wanderingchana?

  • #859535

    2qwerty
    Participant

    I almost always suppress the sound of my sneeze and just let the air out though my almost closed lips.

  • #859536

    jhcvivgwry
    Member

    “If you were sitting in the Oval Office talking with the President of the United States, would you ask for a tissue (or take one out of your pocket) and give a thunderous sneeze?”

    If Obama was sitting there I would let it out – in his face! 🙂

  • #859537

    BTGuy
    Participant

    It is never good to hold in a sneeze. Let them go if that is what they are itching to do. In fact, it is truly dangerous and responsible for belly buttons popping out, and often the person then goes flying and zig zagging around the room like a filled balloon that slips out of your hands before you can knot it.

    If you have to sneeze; sneeze.

  • #859538

    TheGoq
    Participant

    “If Obama was sitting there I would let it out – in his face!”

    You need to show respect for the office of President regardless of who sits in that chair.

  • #859539

    s2021
    Member

    Its always entertaining to hang out with people who like to hold it in. Like, with a regular sneezer u know what the protocoll is. Conversation gets interrupted..akward face..wait for it…wait for it…wait for iiiit… Bless U!! Carry on. With these other rare individuals u have know idea why they suddenly grab u, hold ther breath and then make a really strange pinched up face for about 9 seconds.. shudder violently and then “pheeew.” Ur like um.. what just happened?!

  • #859540

    longarekel
    Member

    Just sneeze,o.k.? Next…

  • #859541

    DJHocker
    Member

    What type pf question are you asking? YOUR MAJORLY CHUSH. DONT ASK THESE ODD QUESTIONS

  • #859542

    shlump
    Member

    I would sneeze and say BLAST YOU instead of BLESS YOU to obama. But that really only works if obama is the one sneezing

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