The angles and curves provide true control of the tongue, which helps improve visibility, and the unique curvatures and retraction ridges on the underside help to minimize the gag reflex.This helps to relax the person being examined.
WASHINGTON, NH (PRWEB) July 16, 2015
Many of the nearly billion colds each year in the U.S. – often causing lost days of school -- begin with a sore throat. However, it can be difficult to determine the potential seriousness of a sore throat infection just by looking at it with the naked eye, and using a flashlight alone won’t provide enough visibility to accurately assess the full throat and mouth. Making things worse, children are not always cooperative, and many have a strong gag reflex when attempting to hold down their tongue. The new SayAhh! Sore Throat Home Exam Aid (http://www.SayAhh.com), a first-of-its-kind, scientifically-designed oral retractor that relaxes the tongue, minimizing the gag reflex and increasing control and visibility, was designed to change this common scenario, and aid in the observation of a child’s, teenager’s or adult’s throat and report these observations to a healthcare provider who will then advise as to next steps.
Safe for children ages six and older, SayAhh! is great for anyone with a strong gag reflex, but is ideal for parents of school-age children who often struggle with knowing when to call the doctor. Now available online for purchase (http://www.SayAhh.com), in addition to the oral retractor and flashlight, the SayAhh! system offers an online health management resource and a helpful App (available in the Apple App Store), making it one of the only sore throat educational tools available. In addition, the oral retractor can be used as a telemedicine tool, making it one of the few currently available to consumers. The SayAhh! system also includes an illustrated chart with clear pictures and descriptions of six common childhood throat ailments, providing the user a solid basis for comparison to what should be seen in a normal throat.
Recommended by pediatricians, family physicians and pharmacists nationwide, and based on the familiar wooden tongue depressor, a tool healthcare providers use to examine their patients’ throats and mouths, new SayAhh! was designed by a doctor for advanced function and ease of use by non-professionals. “The angles and curves provide true control of the tongue, which helps improve visibility, and the unique curvatures and retraction ridges on the underside help to minimize the gag reflex,” explains Dr. Gil Mettler, creator of SayAhh! and president of Q-In Medical Technologies. “This helps to relax the person being examined.”
“In addition, consumers can instantly get more detailed information at http://www.SayAhh.com and through the mobile App – SayAhh! Exam Guide – all of which are written by doctors – to help report to their healthcare provider what they see in the throat to determine if a trip to the doctor is necessary,” adds Dr. Mettler.
Created as an examination aid and not for the purpose of diagnosis, the SayAhh! package retails for $9.49 at http://www.SayAhh.com. The SayAhh! website and SayAhh! Exam Guide App in the Apple Store and coming soon to Google Play, are an integral part of the SayAhh! system, containing in-depth information and photographic reference, as well as answers to FAQs, general notes from doctors, and more, to further assist the user in observing and comparing their child’s throat to what is normal for their child.
The SayAhh! Sore Throat Home Exam Aid will be rolling out in select drug stores in late 2015. Learn more about SayAhh! at http://www.SayAhh.com.