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Yes: The lack of gag reflex is a neurologic problem and has to be evaluated. The gag reflex is the safeguard that if anything goes from the mouth to the lungs instead of the esophagus, you cough it up so as to prevent aspiration and pneumonia. This reflex is actually depressed with age and sleep or with sedating medicines and we have to be careful. ...Read more
Acid reflux is defined as the presence of acidic gastric contents in the esophagus causing irritation. It's cause is blamed on the a lax gastroesophageal shpincter that permits usch regurgitation. Vesicoureteral reflux is regurgitation (backing up) of urine in the bladder into the ureter ...Read more
Yes: Gag reflex prevents us from chocking on foods. If your gag reflex effects your ability to swallow normal foods or liquids then see your doctor. ...Read more
Find symptom's cause: Recurrent nausea may be gi-related (food poisoning, peptic disease, gastroparesis, due to biliary & pancreatic disease, gas/bloat syndrome, small bowel problems). Consider "central" causes: motion sickness, vertigo, migraine headache, brain problems (some very serious). Also, rule out infection (? Urinary tract), medication side effects, pregnancy, & even reaction to stress. Find & treat cause. ...Read more
What are good table foods to try on a 13 mon old with egg and almond allergies? She has a bad gag reflux that doesn't help either.
Avoid egg nut peanut: Avoid all products with egg, tree nuts (almond, brazil nut, hazelnut, cashew, pistachio, pecan, walnut, macadamia), peanuts. Person with tree nut allergy has 23-50% chance of being peanut allergic and allergy to one tree nut frequently associated with other tree nut allergies. Read labels carefully. It is essential to see allergist skilled in food allergy to sort out what the baby's allergies are. ...Read more
Is there some way to eliminate the gag reflux due to very think post nasal drip? Would having the soft palate removed help fix this?
Can homeopathy help an elderly with dementia and on peg tube, to clear secretions and with gag reflux? Please, thanks!
Yes, possibly: I answered a question like this before -- it requires an experienced homeopath with astute perception. Family and those familiar with the patient would also need to describe what recent changes they see from his/her baseline. There are remedies which may help the rattling secretions, etc in a palliative way. Finding the exact right one depends on good case-taking & good homeopathic training. ...Read more
Im a receptionist at a dentist & a lady puked in the chair. She said it was a gag reflux, but Im scared Im going to catch a stomach virus. Possible?
Body fluids: 23 year old lady with concern regarding emesis at her place of employment. Bodily fluids can carry different pathogens. Vomiting for example benefits both the host and a virus- it is expelled but also spread. If one comes into contact with a sick person vomiting, wash your hands frequently and don't touch your face/mouth. Clean and disinfect contaminated surfaces and use barrier methods gloves etc ...Read more
I work in a dental office & a lady puked in the chair. She said it was a gag reflux, but now Im scared Im going to catch a stomach virus. Possible?
Doubtful: You wear a mask and gloves, right? Not much more to say. ...Read more
What causes non symmetrical face structure, sinus problems, and unequal pupil size with double vision? Lump in neck, poor gag reflux,and diff swallow?
What causes acid redlux to make you gag? And what generally can cause acid reflux. I usually don't have acid reflux.
Acid reflux: Acid reflux is acid from the stomach going up the esophagus and causing pain from irritation. Usually diet is the most common cause of acid reflux. Avoid excessive alcohol, caffeine, nicotine. Try not to lay down after eating. Weigh loss and avoiding tight constricting garments will also help. Recurrent or persistent abdominal pain or reflux should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more
Everytime my boyfriend eats he gags. Its not from choking on food its just from eating. It makes him nausious. Is it acid reflux?
Bad gastric reflux. Wake up coughing and coughing and gagging. At work I cough and gag, what to do?
What do you suggest if my child has mild case of reflux (spit a bit) and gagging and coughing. why is she coughing?
My daughter has mild case of reflux (spit a bit) and gagging and coughing. What could be causing this?
GER reduction: Certain foods, activities, medications and conditions that increase pressure in your abdomen can trigger reflux. An over the counter acid reflux medication may help these symptoms, but see your doctor for evaluation if you are not relieved or if your symptoms change or worsen. Untreated acid reflux can cause esophageal strictures, respiratory problems, ulcers and throat disorders. ...Read more
I have a belch reflux disorder. i cant burp, i have pain and bloating every time i eat unless i gag myself. do you know of any treatments?
Gastroenterologist: Don't force yourself to burp as this only causes more gas buildup. Drinking hot(not too hot) water breaks down gas and enables you to pass it rectally. Eating several smaller meals daily is better than large meals.Avoid oily foods.Taking simethicone after meals helps prevent gas buildup. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate and treat you if symptoms persist. ...Read more
In btwn feedings, my 6wk old turns red, grunts & strains, as if gagging or dry heaving. Curdled milk comes up at times. She is diag w reflux. Help?
Not serious: The grunting and straining is often how infants move their bowels even though at that moment they may not have a stool. With the pressure from grunting it is exaggerating the reflux. May want to be on Zantac (ranitidine) for the reflux until your baby grows out of it. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more
Suffering with constant sinus drainage and gagging every morning and after eating. Tried all kinds of meds, but no help. Have been saddled with about every pill i can think of for the last 23 years. Nothing helps! have use rinses and acid reflux omeprazo
Typically : Typically when one has failed maximal medical therapy, and your history and exam is consistent with chronic sinusitis, the next step is to obtain a ct scan of the sinuses to see what the extent of the disease is, and if there are any anatomical factors that are predisposing you to these chronic symptoms. Only then can a determination be made as to the appropriateness of sinus surgery. If you haven't already, i would see an ENT physician and discuss these concerns. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 3 month bby with silent reflux to cough gag choke till cnt breathe red face on thick saliva having bottle & after can turn blue?
Need Consultation: Go to your pediatrician as soon as possible to remedy this problem. ...Read more
Been doing it for years i have reflux also but certain times when brush my teeth i gag for 2 min trying not to throw up why?
More sensitive: The acidity of the acid reflux and just possibly a hyperactive gag reflex may be creating your problems. Sometimes it is good to swish your mouth with very cold water or a strong mouth rinse prior to brushing, especially when brushing your tongue. Trial and error and try not to think about it when doing it. ...Read more
Hello, I keep having cough caused by tickle deep in a throat for many weeks now. When I cough I start gagging. Can it be caused by acid reflux?
Hello-struggling with a constant gagging reflex lately. doctor gave Prilosec for acid reflux. Now it is getting worse. Currently taking Abilify (aripiprazole) also?
Gagging: acid reflex would be a possibility a cause the symptoms. However, The private sector should've helped it if that was the case. I would check back with your doctor or see if your nose and throat doctor. ...Read more
Have acid reflux. Cough, choke, gag and expel lots of phlem/mucus. Developed gurgle in throat which expels lots of mucus when I cough, for 30+ days. e?
A trial of : lansoprazole 15 mg (over the counter med) 30mins before breakfast and dinner for 2 weeks. If it does or does not helps see your doctor ...Read more
Just got barium swallow it shows no acid reflux all normal. Can allergies cause throat clearing and gagging cough? On occasion lump throat feeling muc
Backward fluid flow.: Reflux generally means that a body fluid is flowing backward, usually in the wrong direction. One example is stomach acid in gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd), where acid moves back up into the esophagus to cause heartburn instead of exiting to the intestine. In the bladder, vesicoureteral reflux (vur) occurs when urine moves back up toward the kidneys rather than remaining in the bladder. ...Read more