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Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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Lately I've been spitting a thick yellow substance a lot. It's disgusting; what could it be & why?

Dr. Jeffrey Ng Dr. Ng
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Lately I've been spitting a thick yellow substance a lot. It's disgusting; what could it be & why?

Allergies.: Go see your doc. Allergies are getting bad now and that could be a cause. If you smoke, you could have a bronchitis. Go see your doc. You can try otc Claritin (loratadine) prior. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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


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My fiance has this habit of showing strings of saliva when speaking. He doesn't spit, but those strings are very thick and disgusting. How can they be?

My fiance has this habit of showing strings of saliva when speaking. He doesn't spit, but those strings are very thick and disgusting. How can they be?

Dryness of mucosa: The symptoms is likely due to dryness of the mouth. It may be as simple as the person not drinking enough water. Advise him to drink enough water daily so that his urine is colorless. If that does not help it would be prudent to consult a doctor to evaluate for disorders causing dry mouth, xerostomia.
You may consult this site for more info:
http://www. Webmd. Com/oral-health/guide/dental-health-dry-mouth ...Read more

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What does it mean when you spit up blood? It was thin and not thick that was coughed up.

What does it mean when you spit up blood? It was thin and not thick that was coughed up.

Bronchitis is the: Most common cause of bloody sputum (bloody mucus produced by a cough).The most common cause of bronchitis is the common cold.If persists, get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have been waking up in the mornings with blood in my saliva, it is flemy and quite thick for the first spit then one or two spits later it is gone,?

I have been waking up in the mornings with blood in my saliva, it is flemy and quite thick for the first spit then one or two spits later it is gone,?

Concerning: Certainly there should not be blood in your saliva when you wake up... Although this can be as simple as from a bloody nose where you might have swallowed blood- you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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I am having a problem that I have to spit out thick white phlegm only for the past 6 months without any cough. What could be the reason?

I am having a problem that I have to spit out thick white phlegm only for the past 6 months without any cough. What could be the reason?

Postnasal drip: You may have postnasal drip. Allergy medication, nasal spray such as prescription Flonase (with a little steriod) may clear this out. Have a provider check out your through, nose, ears, lungs, before a diagnosis can be made. But it may be as simple as allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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For 3 days I've had very thick yellow goo when I cough. Chest congestion and at night way way too much spit. Never had this before no other symptoms.

For 3 days I've had very thick yellow goo when I cough. Chest congestion and at night way way too much spit. Never had this before no other symptoms.

See your doctor: It's always a tough call whether or not someone needs antibiotics based on symptoms alone. Even though the mucous is yellow, it doesn't necessarily mean there's a bacterial infection. A doctor needs to take a look at your vitals, sinuses, listen to your lungs, possibly check your oxygenation and /or a chest x ray to determine the best treatment for you. ...Read more

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I wake up and hack up thick clear fluid, it looks like spit. I also usually have to blow my nose. This happens everyday doesn't matter location or season. How do I stop this?

I wake up and hack up thick clear fluid, it looks like spit. I also usually have to blow my nose. This happens everyday doesn't matter location or season. How do I stop this?

Allergies: Usually just due to allergies. Otc antihistamines like Loratadine can help. Physicians can prescribe (imo) somewhat better medications like inhaled nasal steroids, that are quite safe and often very effective. Rarely the sign of a more serious disorder and things like your smoking status can affect this as well. ...Read more

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I spit out a thick glob of white mucus that was in my nose. I'd never had mucus so thick before. What does this mean? Infection?

I spit out a thick glob of white mucus that was in my nose. I'd never had mucus so thick before. What does this mean? Infection?

Allergies?: Could be seasonal allergies, particularly if you don't feel sick. Could try over the counter allergy meds if its bad enough. Or go to a primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have excessive thick post nasal drip and mucus which also causes me to cough and wheeze all the time as well as spit it up is this serious?

I have excessive thick post nasal drip and mucus which also causes me to cough and wheeze all the time as well as spit it up is this serious?

Needs attention: See your doctor, you may very well have chronic sinus disease, possibly affecting your lower airways causing the cough and wheeze, and you would need Rx medicines. You may also benefit by seeking an allergist/immunologist if you have access to one, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Sinuses feel full and when blowing my nose there is thick dark in color congestion coming out and also spitting sum up but my chest fills clear?

Dr. Paul Grin Dr. Grin
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Sinuses feel full and when blowing my nose there is thick dark in color congestion coming out and also spitting sum up but my chest fills clear?

Acute sinusitis: Is a condition that causes the cavities around the nasal passages to become inflamed and swollen due to viral, fungal or bacterial infection. Good rest, lots of water and afrin otc usually will ameliorate the condition.
If concerned or condition is persist over 1 week see your pcp for the antibiotics rx. ...Read more

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Extra saliva, sometimes thick, spitting white mucus. Is it a stomach problem?

Extra saliva, sometimes thick, spitting white mucus. Is it a stomach problem?

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

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While running my mouth gets thick saliva that I have to spit. I can still breathe fine. Why is this?

While running my mouth gets thick saliva that I have to spit. I can still breathe fine. Why is this?

Stay Hydrated: This is a common problem for any endurance athlete. Your body is constantly sweating to regulate body temperature and the fluid in your mouth is evaporating too. Your saliva is part mucus and part water, so your saliva is left feeling thick and stringy. My advice would be to stay hydrated and maintain your electrolytes before, after and even during the run if possible. ...Read more

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Can't swallow my spit down sometimes or swallow thick foods what could this be? I had all throat test done& they didn't find nothing what should I do

Can't swallow my spit down sometimes or swallow thick foods what could this be? I had all throat test done& they didn't find nothing what should I do

GI: Sometimes the esophagus clamps down and causes pain but there are other reasons as well. I suggest you consult with a gastro enterologist. ...Read more

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Hi have full flu. Dr said chest ok but full thick mucus. Have trouble spitting also bad head pressure near pass out when cough. Ok to swallow?

Hi have full flu. Dr said chest ok but full thick mucus. Have trouble spitting also bad head pressure near pass out when cough. Ok to swallow?

Thick mucous: Drink plenty of water if you can keep it down. Try Mucinex (guaifenesin) over the counter to thin the secretions. Try delsym for the cough. It is ok to swallow the mucous if you would prefer that to spitting it out. If it is colored see your doctor for an antibiotic. You could be getting a secondary infection. Good luck. Feel better. ...Read more

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For 2 weeks I keep spitting really thick, white mucous and I have a lump in my throat, feels like mucous but nothing comes out & it won't go away?

For 2 weeks I keep spitting really thick, white mucous and I have a lump in my throat, feels like mucous but nothing comes out & it won't go away?

Infection?: You may have an infection, possibly in your sinuses with drainage into the back of your throat. Other possibilities include allergies and environmental irritants (dust, pollution etc.). If you have your tonsils, they may be swollen and that could be what you feel as "the lump" in your throat. Don't try to cough them up!!!! In any case, you need to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Fever of 100.2. Sinus congestion &pressure. Spitting up very thick sticky white and yellow sinus mucus. What causes this? Is this normal? Sinusitis?

Fever of 100.2. Sinus congestion &pressure. Spitting up very thick sticky white and yellow sinus mucus. What causes this? Is this normal? Sinusitis?

Viral infection: Symptoms are typical of any number of viral upper respiratory infections. These are almost always normal symptoms and not a cause for alarm. They can last on average from 7 to 14 days. Treatment is symptomatic and can include decongestants, saline rinses and time. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with thick saliva. When I wake up or run im constantly stopping to clear my throat and spit. Its nasty and annoying what can I do?

Allergies: Thickened saliva can be the result of increased mucous secretions. These may be related to seasonal allergies. Your concern might be fixed with an over the counter allergy medication, or it may require a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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I have thick mucus in the back oft throat that I cannot get rid of, I'm constantly spitting up. This has lasted many months?

I have thick mucus in the back oft throat that I cannot get rid of, I'm constantly spitting up. This has lasted many months?

Reflux: You have reflux and will need to be aggressively treated to get rid of the globus type sensation. See my other answers with reflux in the titles. You will need Prilosec twice a day and Zantac (ranitidine) at night for a minimum of three months and a reassessment at this time with a scope. The ent you see will look at your larynx with a scope to confirm the diagnosis before he or she starts you on treatment. ...Read more

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Scaly hard scabs that are impossible to pull off, thrush with thick gooey spit and solid things coming from throat, trichomaniosis positive??

Scaly hard scabs that are impossible to pull off, thrush with thick gooey spit and solid things coming from throat, trichomaniosis positive??

So!!: What do you need more to revisit your doctor kindly get checked soon, you may very well need Rx medications for this possible severe fungal infection, and questionable superadded bacterial infection as well, no home remedies for that nor online management, good luck ...Read more

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Caught a cold. Shortness of breath. Have asthma. Went to ER twice in week. No pneumonia. Now spitting up lots of thick mucous. Sweat at night new.

Reactive airway: Be sure to follow your asthma care plan. Are you using your albuterol inhaler? Is shortness of breath improving? Have you been prescribed steroids? These are all questions that come to mind. Follow up with your doctor to ensure lungs are sounding better. Do so immediately if worsening breathing. Coughing up mucous may be a good sign that you are improving air flow but if fevers develop, be seen. ...Read more