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I don't understand why i'm so sensitive to smell. I start gagging every time I smell something funny. Is this normal?

I don't understand why i'm so sensitive to smell. I start gagging every time I smell something funny. Is this normal?

Hypersensitive smell: Some people are generally "hypersensitive" to intense scents and odors. If this is a recent development, you should see your physician or an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) for evaluation. ...Read more

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Dr. Seth Rosen
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Gagging (Definition)

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Is there a way to learn to control a sensitive gag reflex?

Yes.: How to do it is beyond the scope of my training. Sword swallowers in the circus could do this as a perfect example. ...Read more

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I've had a very sensitive gag reflex for a week. It acts up both when I'm eating and when I'm not. I would like to know what's going on with me! ?

I've had a very sensitive gag reflex for a week. It acts up both when I'm eating and when I'm not. I would like to know what's going on with me! ?

Irritation.: Something is irritating, either the back of your throat, causing you to have for active gag reflex, or the nerves, the glass of perennial nerve, which controls the gag reflex. A glass of for Angel in the Rye this, are you having any pain? You need to see an ENT or a neurologist or both. ...Read more

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I am experiencing very weak legs. Which i understand is normal for progressive ms. However, at present under my skin is highly sensitive and numb?

I am experiencing very weak legs. Which i understand is normal for progressive ms. However, at present under my skin is highly sensitive and numb?

See your doctor: If you have ms and are experiencing worsening of symptoms, you should see your neurologist. Yes, ms can be expected to worsen but there are different treatments available for these situations to keep it controlled as much as possible. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a sensitive gag relflex. Happens while brushing teeth, especially running, working out. Is there a way to prevent this? Very frustrating

Hello, I have a sensitive gag relflex. Happens while brushing teeth, especially running, working out. Is there a way to prevent this? Very frustrating

Anesthetic Spray: Try a light spray or gargle of Chloraseptic liquid to slightly numb the back of your mouth and throat. If the gagging persists see an ENT physician for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My gag reflex seems more sensitive..Brush teeth..Strong smells..Weird looking food .Garglin water from bathroom sink makes me gag. Why? Help

Mental or menstrual : The gag reflex is something that can be overcome with mental focus and positive reinforcement, albeit quite a bit of both! another potential reason is morning sickness. If that's completely out of the question, then consider practicing on decreasing the reflex. Some gag reflexes are so severe that only sedation allows for dental treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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