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Why the child is making throat clearing sound or coughing like sound while eating?

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Posted on Wed, 6 Feb 2013 in General Health
Question: Every time my daughter eats she makes like a coughing sound like she is trying to clear we throat what could it be she keeps doing it for about 20 mins after she ibises eating its Telly annoying her and all who are around her when she eats
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Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 24 minutes later
Hi XXXXXXX

This coughing like sound or throat clearing sound of your child on every time she eats looks like habitual behaviors like Tics.

Simple vocalization Tics will present like grunting or throat clearing sounds. This type of tics are usually absent during sleep and conscious control can be achieved for short periods.

Hope I have answered your query, if you have any clarification please let me know.

Thank you.

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So what can I do to help stop this problem
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Answered by Dr. E Venkata Ramana 2 hours later
Hi XXXXXXX

Thank you for your query.

Most of this simple vocalization tics will be transient and last less than 1 year. If these are causing annoyance to child, or causing any problem during swallowing of food or lasted more than 1 year, then consult your Pediatrician for the proper management.

Hope I have answered your query.
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