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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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I have dry eyes, the color of my irises have been getting lighter, and I have thick saliva which is making me sick. My symptoms are: dry eyes, one that has redness spots toward the bottom which will not go away. A lot of eye crust when i wake up in the mo

I have dry eyes, the color of my irises have been getting lighter, and I have thick saliva which is making me sick. My symptoms are: dry eyes, one that has redness spots toward the bottom which will not go away. A lot of eye crust when i wake up in the mo

You : You have a wide variety of symptoms and i'm not sure that they are all related. Dry eys are common and simple otc artificial tears may do the trick. I encourage you to see your primary care doctor as soon as possible to be evaluated for your other symptoms. ...Read more

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How do I avoid getting a thick dry mouth when you wake up?

How do I avoid getting a thick dry mouth when you wake up?

Water ; Exam: Only to a certain extent, waking up with a dry feeling in mouth is normal as we do not get hydrated during sleep. A glass of water before bedtime may help. However, waking up with a very dry mouth may be from mouth-breathing during sleep. You may be unknowingly suffering from a lack of airway or sleep apnea. As this requires exam by professionals, ask your dentist and doctor about this asap. ...Read more

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What are causes of dry mouth and thick mucus? I drink a lot of water and I am not on meds, what could be the issue?

What are causes of dry mouth and thick mucus? I drink a lot of water and I am not on meds, what could be the issue?

Occluded airway: Dry mouth not related to maintenance medicine use, maybe a sign of an altered airway causing one to breathe through their mouth almost all the time. Have your dds/dmd check your bite. Some bites are predictors of a limited airway. Then see an ENT for an air way evaluation. Loud snoring during sleep , awaking to your own snoring are tips of this. Many dds/dmd now treat sleep disorders. ...Read more

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White tongue for 2 months, dry mouth, thick mucus. Already tried 2 bottles of nystatin and 2 ten day doses of 150mg diflucan nothing is helping?

White tongue for 2 months, dry mouth, thick mucus. Already tried 2 bottles of nystatin and 2 ten day doses of 150mg diflucan nothing is helping?

Thrush?: If this is thrush (presumable diagnosis based on the treatments received), then the organism is resistant to diflucan and another antifungal would need to be selected. An examination would be required to develop alternative theories as to cause. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? My mouth has been pretty dry for over 24 hours, been clearing thick mucous from throat. Drinking plenty of water

Can post nasal drip cause dry mouth? My mouth has been pretty dry for over 24 hours, been clearing thick mucous from throat. Drinking plenty of water

Possibly: If the post-nasal drips are very salty, then you may end up with a sensation of dry throat like after swallowing a mouthful of seawater. On the other hand, your dry mouth may also be from nasal congestion leading to mouth breathing. You need to get checked out for possible sinus infection as well if the problem persists for more than 10 days or gets worse in the interim. ...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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Do we secrete saliva while sleeping? I noticed i'm not. Im having dry mouth during nights. If I wake up i'm getting back the secretion. Is that normal

Yes: The biological significance of decreased saliva during sleep is unknown and it is unclear how the oral cavity compensates for this period of relative dryness. The amount of saliva produced is greatest during the waking hours of the day and diminishes dramatically during sleep and may represent another process in the human body that displays a circadian rhythmicity. ...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?

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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Sudden onset of dry mouth with not much saliva & dizziness. Had 3 episodes of this over a few months, in the morning before eating breakfast. Any idea?

Sudden onset of dry mouth with not much saliva & dizziness. Had 3 episodes of this over a few months, in the morning before eating breakfast. Any idea?

Lots of factors: Dry mouth or xerostomia can be caused by a range of different things. One of the most common is drug side effect. In your case, Remeron (mirtazapine) has been known to cause dry mouth. Since you have noticed this several times, be certain to report this to the physician who prescribed it. Further, be sure to visit you dentist every 3-6 months to monitor xerostomia's effect on your teeth and gums. ...Read more

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I have dry mouth and foamy saliva alone with a slight pain on the left side of my throat? Best choice of action?

Dry mouth: The best way to treat dry mouth depends on what's causing it. You can balanced your diet and get adequate fluids intake, try a mouthwash designed for dry mouth (Biotene), check your medication list. If these remedies don't improve your dry mouth, see your doctor or dentist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does low iron anemia contribute to constipation and cause dry mouth? Once fixed by surgery, will more saliva and deficating occur? 23year old female

Does low iron anemia contribute to constipation and cause dry mouth? Once fixed by surgery, will more saliva and deficating occur? 23year old female

See details: What issue gets 'fixed' by surgery? Iron deficiency is not related to either issue although the problem that causes the iron deficiency may also cause constipation. ...Read more

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)

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