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why turn your head when you cough?

Why do doctors tell our so's to turn their heads when they cough? What does it do?

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Asked by Heidikans at 2:05 AM on Jan. 16, 2011 in Just for Fun

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  • This is just a silly answer... So you do not cough on the DR. lol

    Answer by jen2774161 at 2:09 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Simplicity3

    Answer by Simplicity3 at 2:16 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • To create more intercostal stress --that is, to stretch everything in order to show any weakness in the muscle wall (yes, it's checking for a hernia, but the 'turning your head' isn't just cause someone might be shy).

    Answer by LindaClement at 4:27 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

  • Well just want them to couf bc when they cough the balls make a movment and they can feel if there is anything wrong they tell them to tuen thier head bc they dont want someone coughing in thier face

    Answer by lacyjay1987 at 10:21 AM on Jan. 16, 2011

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