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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 more
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
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
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 more
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
Fairly common: But this can be corrected by adjusting the length of the denture that extends onto the roof of your mouth. ...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 more
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
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?
Nitrous: It is best to discuss before the appointment, so as to get full instruction regarding preop and after procedure steps to take. ...Read more
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?
My 4yo niece seems to get the stomach bug where she throws up for about two days quite often. She has a sensitive gag reflex too. What could this be?
Needs Evaluation: Recurrent episodes of vomiting may represent cyclic vomiting (possibly a migraine variant), but she should also be evaluated for food allergy. There may be other urinary/intestinal/hepatic/ovarian reasons for her episodes, so she should have an evaluation by a pediatric gastroenterologist. ...Read more
I had something on the back of my tongue and I was tryinf to get to it but I have a bad gag reflex. And now it feels like its in my throat and hurts.
Throat foreign body: May be just you have discomfort from the foreign body (FB) scratching the back of the throat/eophagus if swallowed but would go to ER to get it checked out as if a FB is still there it can get into your lungs and cause spasm which is serious and life threatening, especially if wheezing, gagging, coughing or short of breath. Go to ER ...Read more
I had a c.A.T.Scan which showed my soft palate had fallen I can not get air in or out my nose I have no gag reflex, no smell or taste, trouble talking?
Neurological problem: This sounds like a possible neurological problem. I would have that evaluated first. If all is negative, the probably an ENT consult would be advisable rather then dental. ...Read more
Do I have a growing benign tumor. I get nauseous. I get dizzy. My gag reflex is strong, but I don't vomit. I have a headache on one side of my head.
Due to what doctors say was a stroke my soft palate fall I have no gag reflex no feeling down my throat can not get air in or out my nose my voice?
Multidisciplinary: It seems your diagnosis might benefit from multidisciplinary approach from several different doctors and specialists. The key is communication to arrive at proper diagnosis and treatment plan to maximize your overall health. ...Read more
Can the creamasteric reflex be treated? Can I get rid of it? Because its bothering me a lot. Thanks.
Cremasteric reflex: Cremasteric reflex relates to testicular elevation on stimulation of the cremaster muscle which is known to elevate the testicle. Normally, no one does it routinely, so it is not clear how that can be bothersome, unless there are circumstances not related here by you. ...Read more
I had a dry cough that I can't get rid of they said it was asid reflex I taken all kinds of cough syurps cough drops nothing works?
Dr. Says I have acid reflex. I am taking dexilant (dexlansoprazole). I never have heartburn. My problem is excess mucos. How can I get rid of the mucos.
Insufficient info: It's not necessary to experience "heartburn" to have reflux and its associated complications. But, f the dexilant (dexlansoprazole) isn't improving your problem with excess mucous, then the two may be unrelated. Since excess mucus is usually caused by irritation, inflammation or allergy, the key to treating it is to find out what's causing it. Please follow up with your doctor. Best wishes! ...Read more
What to I do to get rid of nausea? I have felt nausea every night for almsot 2 weeks and I don't know what to do. I feel it in my throat and under my chin not in my stomach. Is it just a reflex or something?
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