My daughter's throat sometimes swells up and she can't eat or drink anything. Dr said there isn't anything wrong, she just has to be careful when eating.
She has had this ever since she was in 3rd grade (she is now 17) and this has caused a couple trips to the emergency room as food will get lodged in her throat.
Has anyone else had this issue? Any tips that I can pass on to her?
Answer by butterflyblue19 at 3:53 PM on Dec. 31, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 3:56 PM on Dec. 31, 2013
Answer by Ramble_on at 4:26 PM on Dec. 31, 2013
Answer by gdiamante at 5:09 PM on Dec. 31, 2013
Answer by PartyGalAnne at 6:00 PM on Dec. 31, 2013
OK, that's not a swollen throat. And PGA nailed it. Tell your daughter to read up on mindful eating; it's slow eating. Take a bite. Put the fork down, chew and be aware of what's in your mouth before swallowing. No gulping down meals.
Article on the idea at that link. Mindful eating is also a great method of weight control.
Answer by gdiamante at 6:15 PM on Dec. 31, 2013