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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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

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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?

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.