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Can You Get Rid Of The Gag Reflex
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 assume your are referring to this in lieu of oral sex practices (but you know what assuming does). Gag reflex is normal, necessary and shouldn't be tampered with. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 Read more
I have a bump under my right tonsil. Hard to swallow. What is it? How can I get rid of it? I've had it for 4 days. Almost hits my gag reflex.
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 to a med express or similar facility for evaluation and treatment. Read more
Gagger: It is not "hard" to get braces with a gag reflex, but it may take more office time to place the braces. Speak to your orthodontic specialist about the concerns of a gag reflex. If I know ahead of time, there are methods of placing brackets w/o gagging patients, but again, it is a more timely process. Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Really?: Do you swallow them whole? Or do you chew them up before trying to swallow them? If you chew them, then of course you wont' gag. Read more
Right & left brain:
Both sides of the brain are important, and each side plays a role in movement and sensation (for the opposite side of the body). In addition, each side of the brain has some special functions that the other does not-
right side: creativity, rhythm, art
left side: logic, computation, language (hearing and speech) Read more
I think I have a tonsil stone on my left tonsil. I can't get it out because of my bad gag reflex. Is it bad if I just leave it? If not what should ido
Tonsil Stones: It is not a problem if you leave it in the tonsil. They will sometimes come out on thier own. If you having problems pain or pressure, try to use a water pick or see a ENT physician. A very long Qtip can also work. They are usually more of a nuisance than anything else. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it normal to get white build up on tongue? No hiv, 24 y/o male. Hard time brushing tongue in morning due to gag reflex
Common: White buildup on tongue might be plaque similar to what we form on teeth. Only a dentist can tell you that for sure after examining you. Try rinsing with listerine first, or some say to put some salt on the tip of your tongue, and then use a tongue scraper, available at most drug stores or supermarkets, rather than a tooth brush. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Never had nitrous--might help anxiety, tongue sensitivity and gag reflex. Can I get it the day of my apt or do I have to contact them beforehand?
Scheduled 4 a CT & will need to drink barium, I have a horrible gag reflex if I cannot get it all down will the test be cancelled?
It depends: On what specifically the CT is being performed for. However, more than likely, it will not be cancelled. Do the best you can. The oral contrast will improve the ability of the radiologist to render an accurate interpretation. Read more
When I swim I get very nauseous and get the gag reflex. Is there a medication to avoid this? I've tried ear plugs but they don't help.
How do I remove a tonsil stone without Qtips? I get a horrible gag reflex when I try and therefore I'm unable to. What are some other natural remedies?
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