Many times I'll be talking to someone and they'll yawn or cough (or something similar), then say "excuse me", or "sorry". I have no idea what type of response to give to this.
If they'd sneezed, then that's no problem; I'd just say "bless you", and life goes on. However, as far as I know, there's no standard response to these other minor interruptions.
I've tried saying something like "don't worry about it" or "no problem", but these feel like weird responses. The other person obviously isn't actually worried, they're just trying to acknowledge what some people think is a minor conversational faux pas. I've also just not responded, but that doesn't feel quite right either, because I haven't explained to the person that I literally do not care at all that they've coughed.
Is there some standard response for when someone acknowledges a minor interruption like this?
I'm in America, if it helps. Also, in my perfect world, they wouldn't even acknowledge they've done anything, but I'm making the assumption that pushing that behavior onto someone else is both difficult and not the right objective here.