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What Makes Babies Choke And Gag
Foods: It depends on what you cannot swallow. Hard solid foods, soft foods or liquids. You may have an obstruction in your upper gastrointestinal tract. A thorough evaluation by your doctor will be need and also specify to that doctor exactly the types of foods you cannot swallow. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unknown: Since there is no way to research this area (babies don't converse or describe events) there is no way to know. Age regression hypnosis has been able to tap that information as far back as 2 yo, when kids worry more about abandonment or getting lost than anything. Younger kids ? No one knows. ...Read more
It's a reflex: To protect the trachea from being blocked (which would lead to death) or the lungs from developing an infection. ...Read more
Reflux: It is most likely due to infant gastric esophageal reflux (GED). It is very common in infant due to the anatomy at this age. Make sure burp them after each feeding and keep upright position for another 15min after feeding. May elevate the head of the bed/crib 15-30 degree to prevent reflux. ...Read more
What does it mean when i feed by baby baby food and he makes a tart or sour face with every baby food i feed him the foods are up to date and everythi?
Keep feeding...: As long as your baby is eating the food, the 'sour face' may not mean that he doesn't like it. Also consider the temperature of the food. ...Read more
Smacking lips: Usually this is just a result of the baby generating suction around the bottle nipple, then suddenly lietting it go. Sometimes it can just be the baby playing with the nipple. Nothing to be concerned about. ...Read more
My baby has a very strong gag reflex. She eats puff without problem and foods thickened with cereal. However, little lumps in her mouth make her vomit?
Discuss with your pe: this should be easily solved since she can eat the other food which also have particles in them. You can try smaller portions and see if you change consistency more liquid or more solid. You need to discuss with your pediatrician ...Read more
When i cough i seem to swallow air and it makes me throw up air/spit/part of my lunch on the following cough. Any method to cough but not throw up?
I feel like something is in my throat that makes me gag and cough constantly. I sigh really hard to make sure it's nothing all the time. HELP !! ?
My son 3years. very fussy eater refuses most foods. he also gags on food and will occasionally throw up while gaging. I can't get him to eat much food?
Is he underweight?: Many 3 y o are picky with food choices and eat only one large meal a day, but take in adequate calories so are nl wt. If underweight, please have him checked by your doctor. Use online wt chart if necessary. If wt is nl, start by limiting juice to 4 oz a day, milk to 24 oz. Make meals fun. If he doesn't eat, don't bribe or make alt food, wait for next meal. When older, he may try new food ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fluids/lozenges: for moderate pain in your throat due to dryness, fluids, Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs. Lozenges and time. If you develop fever, emesis, sore throat , rash, make virtual appt to check further. Check for other symptoms, ie itchy, sneezy symptoms. congestion, which is caused by hay fever. ...Read more
Brushing my teeth makes me gag in the morning and almost makes me sick. Why would this happen all of a sudden?
Baby won't drink eat or sleep due to sore throat and awful cold what can we give her to make her drink atleast??
Sick baby. : How old is your sick baby? If you are talking about a baby younger than about six months, I would seek medical help now. You are right to be worried about getting fluids in. Babies can get dehydrated quickly. Try a Popsicle, teaspoons of some liquid, ice chips, anything really. If you don't have success right away getting fluids in, I would seek immediate medical attention. ...Read more
Grandson has a horrible cough it makes him gag and eyes water doesn't cough up anything congested and can hear rattling in chest he's 11 months?
BRONCHIOLITIS: Possibly he has bronchiolitis, common cause: RSV virus or other viruses. Also, acute exacerbation of asthma / new onset asthma can be a cause. Take him to the er for an evaluation and treatment. In the meantime, offer him more fluid, use humidifier in the house. Make sure his nose is not blocked, use saline nasal drop 3-5 in each nostril and suck the mucous with a bulb syringe. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer