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can you get rid of the gag reflex

A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
31 years experience Family Medicine
General anesthesia: The gag reflex is a protective mechanism that prevents mucous, food, or drink from "leaking into the wrong pipe." the only way to get rid of this is t ... Read More
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Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
No!: One can learn to control this reflex but god gave it to you and it is there to protect your airway and to empty your stomach when necessary. I would ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
34 years experience Neurology
Get rid of gag: Why on earth would you want to do that? You have a gag reflex for a reason. It helps protect your throat, alimentary tract and airway. Hang on to it. ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
41 years experience Plastic Surgery
Practice!: As with most things, practice makes perfect, there is no magic, medicine, or surgery to help you here. Some individuals have more of a gag reflex than ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: No,you can try and control your gag reflex by consciously not thinking about it,once you start gagging it is difficult to control it
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ew Schnyder
Specializes in Family Medicine
Normal finding: Tonsils stones, or tonsilliths, are common findings and are not associated with a disease process. If removed, they tend to recur and are the result ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Felix Brizuela
32 years experience Neurology
Abcess: at your age, it's most likely an abcess, or pocket of infection. these are best drained, followed by a course of antibiotics. see your doctor, or go ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Uvula: No. It is a reflex which protects your airway. Gag reflexes can be voluntarily suppressed by some patients. can be aggravated in others. Reflex varies ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Uvula: Good question. Would not make any difference as the gag reflex doesn't come from one area.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
39 years experience Dentistry
Numb: With viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) or have the dentist numb the gag reflex area.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
53 years experience Orthodontics
Challenging: But not insurmountable. A qualified orthodontic specialist should be able to help you achieve your goals.

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