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Doctor insights on: What Makes Babies Choke And Gag

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I gag and can't swallow certain foods i will choke and cough up mucus?

I gag and can't  swallow certain foods  i will choke and cough up mucus?

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

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Why do babies make weird noises and cry while asleep?

Why do babies make weird noises and cry while asleep?

Dreams.: They act out what is happening in their dreams, more frequently than this (sleep-talking) happens in adults. ...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

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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What do babies dream of that makes them cry while asleep?

What do babies dream of that makes them cry while asleep?

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

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Salt water makes me gag and cough like I'm going to vomit ?

Me too: Are you wondering why? Not sure I'm clear on the question....you certainly can't drink sea water...way too concentrated. Seawater is about 220x saltier than fresh water. I'd say that had something to do with the gag response, wouldn't you? ...Read more

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Why do people choke when drinks go down the wrong windpipe?

Why do people choke when drinks go down the wrong windpipe?

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

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WHAT CAUSES INFANT TO CHOKE AND SPIT UP IN SLEEP?

WHAT CAUSES INFANT TO CHOKE AND SPIT UP IN SLEEP?

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

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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?

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

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Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding ?

Why my baby makes smacking lip sound when bottle feeding
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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

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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?

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

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Cough that makes me feel almost like i'm going to throw up? Is that whooping cough?

Cough that makes me feel almost like i'm going to throw up? Is that whooping cough?

Not necessarily...: Any cough can make you nauseous and whooping cough is just one of many cough etiologies. For specific diagnosis and treatment, you need to be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Treat your cough : I'm a fraid there are no good methods to prevent that sensation if you are still coughing. Based on the severity of your cough, you should come see a local physician to be evaluated and treated. Many etiologies can cause you cough violently like that. ...Read more

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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 !! ?

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 !! ?

Several; things: You could have allergies causing post nasal drip, you could have enlarged tonsils. Among other things if you are smoking you must stop. Another problem might be anxiety and/or sleep apnea. I would suggest that you see your family physician to help you out. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Solution of sour throat its so hard to swallow even water tell me please?

Solution of sour throat its so hard to swallow even water tell me please?

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

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Brushing my teeth makes me gag in the morning and almost makes me sick. Why would this happen all of a sudden?

Brushing my teeth makes me gag in the morning and almost makes me sick. Why would this happen all of a sudden?

Gag reflex: A hyperactive gag reflex may develope after several instances may have happened previously, whether from food or another object. I would suggest going to a hypnotherapist or get a self hypnosis cdvor download. ...Read more

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Baby won't drink eat or sleep due to sore throat and awful cold what can we give her to make her drink atleast??

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

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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?

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 more

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