And now’s a good time to learn about the body’s natural defenses, find out how they work. We’ll need to rely on our immune system more and more in the coming months and years, since we can’t afford to get sick. Sneezing just may be our best weapon, plus they’re often followed by a blessing. We’ll need those.
In a nutshell, a sneeze is the respiratory equivalent of vomiting.
It’s a sudden, powerful explosion of air from the nose and mouth. That’s all it takes to send airborne irritants flying, things like bacteria and cooties, bright sunlight, pollen. The nose, you see, is a highly sensitive apparatus. It detects intruders, then enlists the aid of the full body to expel them: throat, chest, diaphragm, and abdomen. Ah-choo, Ah-Choo, AH-CHOO. Voilà, problem solved.
Here are some interesting facts :
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