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Dysphagia

Key Points about Dysphagia

  • Dysphagia means trouble swallowing. This condition can be long-term or it can come on suddenly.
  • If your child suddenly has trouble swallowing, get medical help right away.
  • Chronic dysphagia may be caused by an underlying health problem.
  • Treatment for dysphagia depends on the cause of the condition.
  • Your child’s care team may include a nutritionist, occupational therapist, speech therapist, psychologist, gastroenterologist, ENT and allergist.
  • What is dysphagia and what causes it?
  • Which children are at risk for dysphagia?
  • What are the symptoms of dysphagia?
  • How is dysphagia diagnosed?
  • How is dysphagia treated?
  • What are the complications of dysphagia?
  • When should I call my child's health care provider?
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