Medical Specialty >> Pediatrics

Doctors Lounge - Pediatrics Answers

Back to Pediatrics Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 9/9/2017.

Forum Name: Pediatric Topics

Question: Gag reflex

 citruscentinela - Fri Jan 28, 2005 12:32 am

Hi i'm a 13 year old girl and recently i've noticed that my gag reflecc (or something like that ) has been acting strangely (for the past month or so). it comes and goes, and feels a bit like there's a hair stuck in the back of my throat, not enough to make me gag, it's just unconfortable. Sometimes it gets really bad, so i'm almost gagging and sometimes it goes agway for a few days. I'm wondering what this is?

 Dr. Heba Ismail - Sun Jan 30, 2005 9:28 am

Dear citruscentinela,
An exaggerated or hyperactive gag reflex could be the result of a normal physiological process, a disease condition, a phsycological cuase, or a combination of any of these.
Have your doctor have a look, and keep us informed. :)

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us