Do you have trouble swallowing your prescription pills? If so, you're not alone. Research shows that a whopping 40% of adults find it difficult to swallow a pill despite having no medical condition affecting their ability to swallow other substances.
Generally, the issue isn't physical at all, but mental. From a young age, you're taught that swallowing unchewed food can cause you to choke. Trying to swallow an unchewable pill goes against that ingrained knowledge, which can make your oesophagus tighten instinctively during the process.
Getting a young child to take medicine is often an uphill task for many parents. Shouting at a child for refusing to take medicine often gives the child another reason to refuse their medication.
You need to develop safe and practical "tricks" that will get your child to take their medicines. This article discusses three things that you can do if your child has a well-established hate for medication.
Feed The Meds To The Child