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Can you get rid of the gag reflex?

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 more

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How can you get rid of your gag reflex?

How can you get rid of your gag reflex?

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. It could save your life someday. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my gag reflex for oral?

How can I get rid of my gag reflex for oral?

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 others. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get rid of a hyperactive gag reflex?

Is there a way to get rid of a hyperactive gag reflex?

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

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How to get rid of tonsils stones if strong gag reflex? Best way to prevent tonsils stones?

How to get rid of tonsils stones if strong gag reflex? Best way to prevent tonsils stones?

They are normal: And really don't need to vibe removed do they bother you because you know they are there ? Your tonsils have craters called crypts and the collects debris if you really want it out see anEnT. There is no Prevention. Due to your anatomy ...Read more

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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.

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

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Could getting an uvulectomy prevent gag reflex?

Could getting an uvulectomy prevent gag reflex?

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 on a scale of 0 to 10. ...Read more

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How to prevent gag reflex at the dentist?

How to prevent gag reflex at the dentist?

Nitrous oxide: I have found that using nitrous oxide gas helps. However in extreme cases I have used sedation dentistry to put patients to sleep with high hag reflexes. ...Read more

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Hi docs, would a uvulectomy prevent gag reflex?

Hi docs, would a uvulectomy prevent gag reflex?

Uvula: Good question. Would not make any difference as the gag reflex doesn't come from one area. ...Read more

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I was wondering is it hard to get braces when you have a bad gag reflex?

I was wondering is it hard to get braces when you have a bad gag reflex?

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 more

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How come you don't get a gag reflex from eating hot dogs?

How come you don't get a gag reflex from eating hot dogs?

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

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How common is it to get a gag reflex with dentures?

How common is it to get a gag reflex with dentures?

Fairly common: But this can be corrected by adjusting the length of the denture that extends onto the roof of your mouth. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could get back my gag reflex?

Can you tell me how I could get back my gag reflex?

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

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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

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 more

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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

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 more

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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?

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

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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.

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.

Nausea: You could try ginger. It's a great anti-nausea herb and can be taken as a tea or supplement. Also considering its related to a certain activity, self-hypnosis or acupuncture can be helpful as well. ...Read more