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Simple Tricks to Swallow Bad Tasting Medicine

Discussion in 'Healthy Living' started by coolblues, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. coolblues

    coolblues Platinum IL'ite

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    Hate taking pills ? This can be a problem not just for children but adults as well, especially if the medicine is part of a daily routine. Here are few tricks to take a bad tasting medicine.

    1. Numb your taste buds by sucking an ice cube just before taking the medicine. The temporary anesthesia of the tongue makes it easier to swallow the pill.

    2. You can also keep the pills in the refrigerator to dull its flavor.

    3. Expose your tongue to strong sensation such as chewing basil leaves, clove or amla . The initial taste on the taste-buds makes the flavor of the medicine flat.

    4. If you are drinking a medicine, you can use a straw so that there is no contact of the medicine on the taste-buds. It will directly go down the throat.

    5. Smell is the sense that works with taste buds to give flavor of a food. So, block the air in the nostrils for a very short period while you swallow the medicine.
     
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    mimur9 IL Hall of Fame

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    good tips cool blues. I face the problem of swallowing not by taste or flavour but by the size of tab itself. some tabs cannot be broken. any suggestion for that? I hate to swallow something just like that. I tried powdering and mixing with honey but it didn't work out.
     
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    To swallow big sized pills, doctors suggest one tip which may raise your eyebrows, but it is worth trying once..

    Instead of putting the chin up for swallowing, put your chin down (look down) to swallow the pill. This position opens the esophagus and closes the windpipe that makes the pill to slide down easily.

    Hope this helps :)
     
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    thats cool coolblues,i keep the pill inside a piece of banana and eat it
    a little bad taste is ok for me as i hate swallowing

    i can swallow words,not pills!:)
     
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    hi coolblues thanks for the tip but I swallow pills with water. So first I sip some water then look up and put the pill in and swallow.
     
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    Yes, mimur even in the chin down technique, we must swallow the pill with water.. thats what i meant.. i hope i didnt confuse you with my earlier post :)

    1. Put the pill in the mouth
    2. Take a sip of water
    3. Tilt the chin down towards the chest (as though looking down)
    4. Swallow. It must slide in easily.

    Regards.
     
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    now it is clear :D ha.ha.ha thank you
     
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    Now i understand how certain assumptions can really cause misunderstanding :) :)

    It is quite repulsive even to think of swallowing a pill without water!!
     
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    The easy way to swallow the pills is keep the pill with hand in the last portion of your mouth and then drink water immediately, it would be difficult first and will be easy after some practice. When i was child my grand mom tell me to swallow tablet in this way. From that time to till now tablet become easy for me.
     
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