Hi there Jill81, i was just wondering if you ever managed to get to the bottom of this - ive noticed in my 27 month old this evening something like which you have described its like a small curled (at the sides) tongue in the back of her throat i saw it whilst she was screaming (happily) its worrying me a bit as well as she has started to cough a little bit over the past couple of days nothing major just and not all the time but on and off coughing dryly. She did suffer for a while ago with persistant coughing in the night to the point of almost heaving and they also gave her a non-steriod inhaler to help her with this. I was just wondering if this is something i need to be concerned about or not or whether it is something that toddlers have in general? I hope you can help Thanks Felicity
I have a 5 year old daughter that had her tonsils removed about 6 months ago. She has been struggling to swallow lately, she almost gulps. I looked at her throat tonight and I too saw the exact thing you both have mentioned - small curved, cobra like "tongue" - did anyone ever get any feedback on this? I will take her to the doctor next week but I am getting concerned about her airways.
my friend has an extremely long epiglotis. she went to the doctor and they said it was a maggot that had got stuck whilst she was licking sheep. has your daughter been licking sheep? if so this could be why.