Why do we sneeze?

  title={Why do we sneeze?},
  author={Wendy M. Burke},
  journal={Medical hypotheses},
  volume={78 4},
According to textbooks, the function of a sneeze is to send a strong blast of air through the nose to remove foreign bodies. Three simple tests are described that show that the current views are wrong. The pressure developed in the mouth/pharynx of the author during a sneeze was recorded as about 135 mmHg reached in about 0.1s. A forced maximal expiration… CONTINUE READING