Avoiding the Gag Reflex

December 31, 2006

It is difficult to visualize the pharynxof patients who gag whenever youuse a tongue blade, but you can frequentlydispense with its use.

It is difficult to visualize the pharynxof patients who gag whenever youuse a tongue blade, but you can frequentlydispense with its use. Just askthem to give you a good yawn. Often,this will afford the best view ever!-- Sara A. Ritter, ARNP
  &nbsp William S. Ritter, MD
  &nbsp Stuart, Fla