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I have an uncontrollable gag reflex. What can I do?

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Dr. David Martin
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Gag reflex

Everyone's gag reflex is different.
It is possible to gradually overcome it, for example, sword swallowers at the circus.

In brief: Gag reflex

Everyone's gag reflex is different.
It is possible to gradually overcome it, for example, sword swallowers at the circus.
Dr. David Martin
Dr. David Martin
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Dr. Howard Hack
Internal Medicine

In brief: Look at patterns

The gag reflex is normal and is designed to protect our airways from aspiration of food or stomach contents which can be harmful to the lungs.
Some people have more sensitive gag reflexes and have difficulty even brushing their teeth. If this is a change for you, i would have concerns about whats going on the the mouth and throat and want this to be evaluated by an ENT specialist.

In brief: Look at patterns

The gag reflex is normal and is designed to protect our airways from aspiration of food or stomach contents which can be harmful to the lungs.
Some people have more sensitive gag reflexes and have difficulty even brushing their teeth. If this is a change for you, i would have concerns about whats going on the the mouth and throat and want this to be evaluated by an ENT specialist.
Dr. Howard Hack
Dr. Howard Hack
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