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is there such thing as a weak epiglottis

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Teicheira
35 years experience Pain Management
I am answering this: question for someone else. Carl354, your questions are not pertinent as they tend to reflect dangerous acute conditions which should be addressed imm ... Read More
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Go to the: Hospital now, there is no other way to manage this.

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
No: Croup is viral infection that affects the larynx, trachea, and rarely bronchi, referred to as laryngotracheobronchitis. Most croup involves poximal tr ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Sterling
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Peek A Boo!!: Yes, as long as it's in the back of his throat and not hanging from his ear. A small percentage of people have an epiglottis that peeks up from the ba ... Read More
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A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Amy Friedman
38 years experience Transplant Surgery
Not yet: The epiglottis does connect to the trachea and esophagus. There have been a small # of trachea transplants with tracheas built out of artificial struc ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
See below: It is a small piece of tissue just behind the base of the tongue in the throat. It's basically a lid with a hinge. Its purpose is to covert the top of ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Epiglottis ; gagging: Hello. Manipulating you base of tongue, uvula, tonsils or epiglottis will probably cause gagging. There is a rich supply of sensory receptors in this ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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Yes: Some people have a shallow throat or large epiglottis. As long as you are not having difficulty with breathing or swallowing there's nothing to worry ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Self cleaning: If you have a feeling of food stuck in the epiglottis, it is likely something other than food. Epiglottis would clean itself by inducing cough and swa ... Read More
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Not normal.: You might have strep throat, but Amoxicillin should take care of it. Other things can cause it too, such as diphtheria, so show it to your doctor.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Finkelstein
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Epiglottis: is a portion of your throat anatomy please re phrase the question and get back to us

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