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Hyperactive Gag Reflex

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  • Posted By: Curtis
  • March 3, 2008
  • 05:20 PM

My 16 year old son has problems with his gag reflex. It clicks in when he's talking, during physical exertion and during inopportune times. He has allergies, sinus problems and has been examined by a local ENT and taken gastro testing but nothing shows up. What kind of other specialist should we seek out. This problem with his unwanted gagging is causing some very difficult problems in his young life at this time. If he talks too long, the gag reflex kicks in. When he practices his flute, same thing. When he works out physically, it kicks in. Would like some advice on this strange problem.

Concerned Parent

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  • Hello Curtis, we ran across your post as we are researching something similar on our 7-year-old son. He seems to have had this hyperactive gag reflex for well over a year now. It doesn't seem to be related to anything. It can come on before he eats, after he eats, or just about anytime during the day. We have run across some articles indicating that it could be helped through occupational therapy, but we have not explored that route yet. I am curious if you have run into anything yet that is helpful to you and your son.
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    • January 3, 2009
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