How far does a sneeze travel?
But according to research by scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, it’s not just the person next to us we should worry about: coughing spreads droplets as far as six metres, and sneezing as much as eight metres.
These droplets stay suspended in the air for up to 10 minutes.
How fast can a cough travel?
How fast do germs travel?
Researchers at the University of Bristol assessed the airborne survival of bacteria in aerosol droplets from coughs and sneezes. They found the average sneeze or cough can send around 100,000 contagious germs into the air at speeds up to 100 miles per hour.
Does sneezing mean you are getting better?
If your sneezing is the result of a cold or the flu, it will likely stop once your other symptoms subside. In addition to sneezing, you may experience a stuffy nose, sore throat and fever. If so, over the counter medications like NyQuil Cold & Flu or NyQuil SEVERE Cold & Flu can help you feel better.