A sneeze is a sudden, forceful, involuntary burst of air through the nose and mouth.
A sneeze is the body’s way of getting rid of irritating stuff in your nose, such as dust and pollen.
Sneezing associated with a cold ejects thousands of infectious, microscopic droplets that can hurt you.
Sternutation is the scientific name for sneezing. The air being ejected during a sneeze can reach speeds up to 100 mph. Preventing this air from being expelled can be harmful to your hearing and blood vessels in your head.
Notice that the sneezing baby has her eyes closed. When you sneeze your eyes involuntarily close.