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Thick Saliva Or Mucus
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
I have thick saliva and mucus in my throat. And also that, etc. What would help my excess saliva and mumbling problem?
See an ENT doctor: Or a dentist first. This problem may be due to multiple different causes, including gerd, post-nasal discharge, disease of the salivary glands, gums, etc. You are so close to bloomington that being seen at iu would not be a bad idea. Good luck. ...Read more
My throat seems to always be filled with thick saliva or mucus. Food doesn't always go down smoothly and I gulp loudly when i drink liquid?
It's complicated: .....and we have limited information. This is an explanation, not advice. You may have nasal or sinus allergies with postnasal drainage into the back of your throat. if your nose is stuffed up, you are essentially holding your breathe when you drink liquids which could contribute to your swallowing issues. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more
For the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. What could this be due to?
Dehydration: Try increasing your water intake. This should make most of these problems better. ...Read more
I am very well hydrated. But for the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. Why?
Possible causes of : Thick saliva includes dehydration from antidepressants, dry mouth, genetics-cystic fibrosis or allergic reactions. Gritty eyes and mucus mixed with blood are due to dryness .In the meantime , you need to hydrate yourself and consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
I am experiencing thick saliva or mucus in the back of my mouth where the wall of the throat is. It's been going on for 2 months, no coughing, no colds, just yellow mucus which could possibly the reason why I have yellow snot (not wet) in my nose.
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, post-nasal drop, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more
I am experiencing sore throat, pain when swallowing, nasal congestion (stuffiness) and thick saliva or mucus.. hoarse voice for about a week now. ?
Sore throat: Hello and welcome to HeathTap, If you would not mind sharing a little more information. Do you have sinus pain and pressure (areas around the nose and in between eyebrows or forehead)? fever, chills, sick contacts, sores, ulcers in the mouth or throat? bumps or lumps in the neck? Any hearing difficulties? postnasal drop? Sorry to ask so many questions, any answers would be very helpful Thanks ...Read more
I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus. ?
Nasal congestion : Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory infection which could be viral or bacterial. You did not note how long you have had symptoms. If over 7-10!days would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to see if you need antibiotics.. also would check your pulse , not sure if the palpitations are from medicine you are taking or your illness. ...Read more
Why I wake up with a thick white saliva and mucus in the mouth and stuck in your teeth, and during the day is also my somewhat thick saliva why?
Side effect/allergy: That could be a side effect of a med. you are taking, or it could be allergy like seasonal and such that makes you mouth breath while sleeping, the condition called dry mouth, make sure you have no nasal obstruction, brush your tongue when you brush your teeth, avoid alcohol, or alcohol containing mouthwashes, try one of many OTC products to stimulate salivary secretion like xylitol gums and mouthwashes, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Difficult to diagnos: From the brief description. Would start off with an evaluation by your physician. Could be a host of things. Sorry i can't be more specific. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Frothy thick saliva. Dry mouth while bottom of tongue tip feels glued with saliva, chronic cough, stuffed dry nose (no mucus), post nasal drip-white ?
Dry mouth: Consider sucking on sugarless lemon drop to stimulate saliva. Make sure that you brush regularly since lack of saliva may lead to dental decay and gum disease. There are also rx drugs to stimulate saliva production if the above measures failed. If you have dry eyes also, then you may have what is called sicca syndrome. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been getting thick saliva when i wake up for months now, sometimes its brown. I drink plenty of water too so that can't be it.
Sinusitis?: Several reasons for this like, the bedroom temp is too high drying out the moisture in the room, you may have also developed an allergic sinusitis, if you are a smoker you need to stop. Best thing for you to do is see your primary care physician and/or an ENT specialist to figure it out. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dad cannot clear his own secretions. Advanced dementia, 85 yrs old. At times coughs hard and thick saliva comes out.. For 8 mnths..Is he dying? Helpme
My dad...: Went through the same thing. The secretion being coughed up is more than likely fluid that can't be pump out of the lungs and so it builds up in the lower respiratory system and then is expelled via the upper respiratory system. It is probably cardiovascular. Only way to know for sure is to check with doc. It sounds like he has lived long good life. I wish you and your father the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Thick saliva: Hello. The saliva you are noticing might be thick and tenacious because it is dehydrated. In the cooler months after the heat gets turned on, we dehydrate the water from the mucus and saliva at a faster rate. Also dryness can be related to prescribed and otc medications. Drink more fluid, review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist and sleep with a humidifier. Good luck. ...Read more
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
The clear, viscous fluid secreted by the salivary and mucous glands in the mouth. Saliva contains water, mucin, organic salts, and the digestive enzyme ptyalin. It serves to moisten the oral cavity, to initiate the digestion of starches, and to aid in the chewing and swallowing of food. Approximately 1 to 1.5 l ...Read more