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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 ?

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 more

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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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Why is it that every morning I wake up of me getting such thick saliva, or mucus in my mouth?

Why is it that every morning I wake up of  me getting such thick saliva, or mucus in my mouth?

Mouth breathing: and dehydration... quite common problems. Stay well hydrated through out the day. Consult with a doctor for possible sleep disordered breathing. ...Read more

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My child of 27day has this thing coming out of his mouth its a thick saliva that stretches, loots like a wet cough, someone suggested Acc 200? help!

My child of 27day has this thing coming out of his mouth its a thick saliva that stretches, loots like a wet cough, someone suggested Acc 200? help!

Humidity: It sounds like your child has thick secretions. I'm not sure what Acc 200 is, but please do not use any cold medicines on a child so young. It will not work, and the side effects are dangerous. If your child is coughing, try a humidifier or a room with steam (run a hot shower). Nasal saline wash may also be helpful. If he/she is sick, not eating, having trouble breathing, please see a doctor! ...Read more

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I am having dry mouth with foamy saliva. What can I use OTC to treat this?

I am having dry mouth with foamy saliva. What can I use OTC to treat this?

Foamy saliva: There can be several causes, including oral thrush or digestive changes. Before this is treated, the cause needs to be determined. See your dentist, physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?

Can dry mouth be cured by reactivating saliva glands through self stimulation, oral gel n medication?

Unblock nose: Dry mouth usually occurs from a blocked turbinates, or sinusitis that then forces a person to become a mouth breather. So the most important thing is to decongest the nose, allow for proper air passage, so that the mouth is closed to prevent evaporation of saliva. Potential problems with dry mouth is reduced saliva, which can lead to increased cavities. Treat the cause first. See your doctor for an ENT consult. ...Read more

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Everytime i eat food after that thick saliva produces in my mouth ...... Whts the reason and treatment for it ..

Everytime i eat food after that thick saliva produces in my mouth ...... Whts the reason and treatment for it ..

Salivary glands: You need to eat food that is not high in starch such as potatoes, lima beans as they produce a viscous saliva which is ropey and thick. ...Read more

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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 more

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After eating, what causes a feeling of thick saliva to come up my throat to my mouth?

After eating, what causes a feeling of thick saliva to come up my throat to my mouth?

Maybe reflux: Miriam6, you may be experiencing gastric reflux disease (gerd) where the muscle that's supposed to seal the top of your stomach may not be functioning correctly. Acid gets back up toward your mouth and your body may be producing extra saliva to counteract it. Or you may not be able to describe the feeling of acid where it doesn't belong so it feels like thick saliva. Talk to your primary doc. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth and painful gums? Does not having enough saliva makes you get gum disease?

I have dry mouth and painful gums? Does not having enough saliva makes you get gum disease?

Yes: Saliva tends to reduce bactria in the mouth. When the mouth is dry harmful bacteria will proliferate and cause infection in the gums. ...Read more

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Saliva (Definition)

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


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Dry Mouth Syndrome (Xerostomia) (Definition)

A dry mouth can be caused by loss of fluids from diarrhea or vomiting that leads to dehydration, or occasionally as a side effect of a medication. ...Read more