(Closed) Why cant i gargle?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
661 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

If there is, I would like to know it as well. I tried to gargle this morning and I can’t do it either. I just spit it out! 

For the nasal drip though, there is something called a neti pot that you may try using! 

Post # 4
46641 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Some people just have a really sensitive gag reflex.

Have you ever noticed that when you throw up your eyes are shut?

Try focussing on keeping your eyes open.

A surgeon taught me this trick to tell people when they are having an N/G tube inserted.

Post # 5
1598 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I have trouble gargling as well, mostly because I have a horrible gag reflex.

To get around this, I put the mouthwash/salt water in my mouth, tilt my head back, let it sit in my throat for a few seconds and TRY to “gargle” as long as possible before I feel the gag reflex kick in. As soon as I feel like I’m going to gag, I just spit it out.

Then I do it all over again 5-10 times. I don’t know how effective this is, but I sure as heck can NOT gargle for more than 5 or 10 seconds without gagging, so I just do it several times for a few seconds each.






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