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Gagging Choking Autism
Gagging: Gagging is a psychological condition that can stimulate a gag reflex. Breathing through your mouth as well as the doctor and their team minimize activity in the gag reflex area. It's also advantageous for your to visualize yourself doing something else to get your mind off the procedure. There are other medical techniques but this is the most simple. ...Read more
ASD are a spectrum of disorders of varying degrees that are characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. Autism statistics from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) identify around 1 in 68 American children as ...Read more
Everytime my boyfriend eats he gags. It's not from choking on food its just from eating. It makes him nausious. Is it acid reflux?
They are very small. Depends on the size your doctor chooses but typically for upper GI purposes, they range between 5-10 mm. You will also get conscious sedation for this procedure so that you don't choke or gag. Many of my patients that have had upper endoscopies say that they didn't even remember the procedure being done. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more
8mo baby eats pureed foods very well but as I give her foods with more consistency she gags by touching it with tongue. Terrified of choking. Help!
Why some can gag while giving a fellatio when others don't? How to make sure my partner is fully satisfied without me gagging & almost choking? Thanx!
GAG: Everyone has a different tolerance concerning their gag reflex. There are many ways to satisfy each other. ...Read more
I feel and see bumps on the back and sides of my tounge and they feel like hair. Plus I keep choking and gagging. I feel it when I swallow too. Help.
Go see dentist: You should really get to a dentist and get checked out, but could just be bumps on your tongue called papillae that have taste buds all over them. These are normal, but can get hairy projections if you don't keep your tongue clean. Just brush your tongue and that should help get rid of it. Still, since you are choking and gagging, you should get into dentist to be checked out. Take care! ...Read more
Is there an alternative to an esophageal PH test? I am scared to take a tube down to my stomach and start choking and gagging for 24 hours.
GERD: That is the definitive diagnostic tool to check for LPR. If you are concerned, then talk to your doctor. There is no reason to worry and if you don't tolerate it, it cab be removed without any difficulty or discomfort. ...Read more
2 yr old has overactive gag reflex, can't eat textured foods without gagging/throwing up. How can I help him overcome this without him choking?
See a doctor: It is normal for 2 year olds to like some foods and not others, but gagging and vomiting when trying to eat any food with texture suggests a problem. Your child's pediatrician can examine him for any physical problems and possibly refer him for therapy. Occupational therapists or speech therapists can sometimes help with problems like this if it is more behavioral that physical. ...Read more
Choking gagging sensation, lump in throat, feels like throat the size of a straw. Weird numb like feeling of uvula feel like need to clear throat?
Subacute thyroiditis: This condition imitates a lot of other things but it is harmless, except that it lasts for months, ibex. ...Read more
2 months ago started with intense cough (with gagging and choking). Now have sore throat/ears on and off and exhaustion. Mild cough now. Pertussis?
Possible: But your symptoms are rather suggesting a different etiology for the second wave of symptoms. You probably started with a protracted viral illness and pertussis is a possibility, but I believe now the etiology is different and it may involve a different virus or bacteria, allergies, etc. Definitely worth a visit with your physician. ...Read more
Blocked airway: Chocking is when something is obstructing the airway often the trachea. This is an emergency. Someone chocking with complete obstruction cannot speak. They will often grab at their throats. The heimlich maneuver is the famous technique taught in bls courses to try to relieve the obstruction. ...Read more
Back blows: Immediately turn them over your knee facing downwards and deliver 4-5 quick back blows (firm but not REALLY hard). Look to see if the food is obviously visible in the mouth. Do NOT do a blind finger sweep as it can push the object further down. This is not the forum for teaching infant CPR, and that may be a class you want to take locally to gain more confidence in what to do. ...Read more
Get a custom mg: Don't skimp on the type of mouthguard. Over the counter or online, non custom mouthguards are usually not well-made. Get a well constructed custom-made mg at the dentist or tmj/tmd specialist. Express your concerns, which may dictate the type. ...Read more
Make sure!: First make sure that the person is actually choking. Ask them directly, they won't be able to talk but can confirm it using signs or nodding. If the person is choking but it is coughing they should be left alone as it means they are still being able to get air in and are trying to clear the obstruction. In the case when the person cannot breathe the heimlich maneuver can be used. ...Read more
Not often: Only when there is complete obstruction of the airway is choking fatal. If you are talking about the kind of choking used in sexual arousal; this can be very dangerous and should be avoided at all times. ...Read more
See MD: Sounds like you may have an infection. Please see a doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Breast feed: And hold upright and burp well!Get a more detailed answer ›
Also, called gastroesophageal reflux disease. Common symptoms such as heartburn, bloating and sour or bitter-tasting acid backing up into your throat or mouth are the key to the diagnosis of acid reflux disease.
The good news is a treatable condition. Rec.: see your pcp for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
Keep out of reach: Remove hanging mobiles or toys before the baby can reach them. Keep cords, ropes, or strings away from your baby, especially near the crib. Ropes and strings around the baby's neck can choke him. Keep plastic bags and balloons out of reach. Use only unbreakable toys without sharp edges or small parts that can come loose. ...Read more
If normal activity and eating, small bites and careful observation
the airway has some self-protection and while sitting up is better generally after one can.
Read the aha material on choking and know what to do if it happens to anyone- adult or child- it is life saving. ...Read more
At whatever age from baby to, older adult, small bites
careful chewing appropriate food for age
watch children while eating, since they will stuff anything and much in their mouth if allowed
good dentition when of age
don't talk with full mouth
avoid drunkenness, and drugs as older
don' be distracted while swallowing
As a parent, know basic life support skills from aha
heimlich etc. ...Read more
A neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between ...Read more