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pharynx exam


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15+ Year Member
Jul 9, 2003
    hey all,

    you guys have any tricks to visualize pharynx/tonsils? especially the kiddos? It seems like the ones that can understand your commands, the only way to really get a good look is gag them. For the really young ones, it seems like you basically have to pry their mouths open. Any of you all have this problem?



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    10+ Year Member
    Nov 12, 2004
      One thing I have found helpful for looking in the throat and getting a good strep swab is to have the kid pant like a dog. One it works and two it makes the visit a little light-hearted which might put the kid at ease. Of course this does not work in kids that are three and younger but then go with the above suggestion.
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