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Ok, so here's a unique question: Has anyone here figured out a way to fight off a sneeze? We've all had the moment... you're ON... you feel the sneeze-demon sneaking it's way up... your trying to fight it off or at least time it! Yet it just builds to the inevitable volcanic eruption.

I mean, how do the Navy Seals do it? I realize our situation is not anywhere as dire... we're not going to get shot , however there are CRUCIAL phrases in tunes that we MUST hit!!!

How about the studio & pit guys? Even if you can't time it, have you developed a "Silent-Sneeze"? You are surrounded by super sensitive mics.

My entire career has been put on pause until I develop a plan.... well not really, but the situation arises frequently enough to merit the question
 

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Bite your tongue the next time you feel a sneeze coming on. You'll instinctively gradually increase your bite pressure until the sneeze abates. I guess the body diverts the attention from one to the other. It really works!
 

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wear shades.

A conspicuous amount of people sneeze because they go from darkness to light.
 

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This always works for me. Thumb and forefinger finger squeeze either side of the bridge of your nose.
 

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Why not just relax and enjoy it ?
 

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Take the side of your index finger and apply firm pressure to your upper lip, just under your nose. Keep up the pressure until the urge to sneeze abates.
 

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Why not just relax and enjoy it ?
+1. Unless, like a Navy Seal, your life depends on stifling a sneeze, I'd say go ahead and sneeze. Be sure to tuck your face into the inside of your elbow to help prevent spreading germs and also to muffle it a bit. If this is one of the most serious issues in your life, then count yourself lucky.
 

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When I was waiting tables I learned to stifle sneezes by forcefully clenching my teeth at the critical moment.
 

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I place my index finger on the tip on my nose and press. If I catch it fast enough that always makes the sneeze go away for me.
 

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Tickle the roof of your mouth with the tip of your tongue. If that doesn't work, use someone elses tongue.
 
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