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What causes excessive mucus in the mouth?

What causes excessive mucus in the mouth?

Many things: Medications, salivary gland diseases and certain nerve disorders can cause excessive mucus production. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

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


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She is developing a lot of mucus in her mouth and this makes swallowing difficult. What can we do to reduce the excess mucus?

She is developing a lot of mucus in her mouth and this makes swallowing difficult. What can we do to reduce the excess mucus?

Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Maybe this is larygneal reflux/GERD. Best to see a GI doctor for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more

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Excessive amount of mucous in mouth throughout the day but worse at mornings after waking up, slight acidic taste, green color?

Oral hygiene: See if brushing and flossing your teeth after every meal/snack helps. If not, please consult a dentist.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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How do I cure halitosis along with white tongue and excess mucus and phlegm?

How do I cure halitosis along with white tongue and excess mucus and phlegm?

Goto dentist: Goto dentist and give up dairy and gluten. This may be an allergic reaction. Oh, have dentist treat your gum disease. ...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

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I have thick saliva and mucus in my throat. And also that, etc. What would help my excess saliva and mumbling problem?

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

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I have excessive phlegm/mucus coming from my throat that I spit out a couple times an hour. Happening for about 5 years now. Any OTC meds I can take?

Need exam: You need to go for a full exam with a physician. A physician needs to know your full medical history, medications, allergies, family and social history, and ask other questions before they do a physical exam and possibly refer you to specialists. You need to have this problem diagnosed. Do you smoke? If you do, stop smoking immediately. It helps us here on healthtap if you list history. Good luck. ...Read more

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Since a child I usually get a type of sore throat that produces excess saliva. Most irritating at night in bed. What is this? It is not mucus/phlegm.

Since a child I usually get a type of sore throat that produces excess saliva. Most irritating at night in bed. What is this? It is not mucus/phlegm.

Hypersecretions: You have hypersecretions of saliva. There a variety of reasons that can cause the condition. Reflux is one reason, poor oral hygiene is another. Your allergies may be a third reason. ...Read more

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I have a persistant excessive mucous in my throat and white coated tongue for nearly a year. Reoccuring sore throat. What is the cause and how to treat?

I have a persistant excessive mucous in my throat and white coated tongue for nearly a year. Reoccuring sore throat. What is the cause and how to treat?

LPR: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in inflammation of the vocal cords (as is also often seen with acid regurgitation). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, bronchitis, an asthma-type presentation, and even a higher risk of throat cancer. Impedance pH testing with a symptom diary can best characterize this. ...Read more

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What makes mucus in the mouth?

What makes mucus in the mouth?

Saliva: Saliva is composed of thin (watery) and thick (mucous) secretions from different glands. Depending on which glands are active, you may notice variations in consistency. ...Read more

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Wonder why I woke with a mouth full of mucus?

Wonder why I woke with a mouth full of mucus?

Many causes: There are many causes from an upper respiratory infection (cold), allergies, or gastric/stomach reflux which irritates the back of the throat producing mucous. Sometimes a bronchitis can do it. If you fever then drink more fluids, take some Mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC and sometimes some salt water gargles If fever or dark green color to the mucous then see provider ...Read more

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Why do I have sticky mucus in my mouth?

Xerostomia or: Dry mouth. There are many conditions associated with dry mouth and thick saliva or mucus. The most common is xerostomia. The best way to treat dry mouth depends on what's causing it. You can relieve dry mouth temporarily by using otc products containing xylitol. However, for the best long-term dry mouth treatment, you need to see orofacial pain or oral medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What illness leads to an overflow of saliva/mucus in the mouth?

What illness leads to an overflow of saliva/mucus in the mouth?

Saliva or mucus?: Saliva and mucus are different things. Mucus will be increased by viral or other infections such as sinus, allergies,
too much saliva is usually not a problem, but it can be. There are some medications and some diseases that can cause this. The best way to find out what is going on in your mouth is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes yellow mucus in your throat and mouth?

Throat mucus: Mucus tends to thicken and turn yellow or slightly green as water evaporates from it. The flow of mucus slows at night, so that in the morning you'll feel the mucus in the throat, and there is an urge to cough or expectorate it.
You can relieve this, by staying hydrated and using a saline rinse to help thin mucus and improve mucus clearance. ...Read more

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Mucus is coming from my nose into my mouth. How do I stop this from happening?

Mucus is coming from my nose into my mouth. How do I stop this from happening?

Possible Sinus: Most common diagnosis is a sinus infection. I recommend that you see a physician in order to get a definitive diagnosis. Simple antibiotics could resolve the issue. ...Read more

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I need some help please! Why some toothpastes produce a mucus-like layer inside the mouth?

Ingredient: Your body chemistry will react differently than the next person's body chemistry to the ingredients in various toothpaste. Sodium laurel sulfate, a foaming agent, may be the ingredient you take issue with. Try different brands until you find one you are happy with. Just make sure toothpaste contains fluoride to help fight cavities. ...Read more

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At times mostly in ther morning and sometimes throughtout the day I couch and hard mucus flies out of mouth when I cough what does this mean? I smoke a pack of smokes a day. .. Thank you for your attention to my question.

At times mostly in ther morning and sometimes throughtout the day I couch and hard mucus flies out of mouth when I cough what does this mean? I smoke a pack of smokes a day. .. Thank you for your attention to my question.

Bronchitis: I am concerned that because of your smoking you are developing chronic bronchitis. These patients will produce significant amounts of mucus several months of the year if not all year long. The best treatment is to stop smoking. Certain medications may decrease the amount of mucus you produce. ...Read more

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What cause of cough mucus blood from mouth?

What cause of cough mucus blood from mouth?

Cold: There are sources of blood, like the stomach, the lungs and the nose and posterior pharynx. In time of cold or upper respiratory infection, there is mucous which is thicker than the plasma. This draws the fluid from the blood vessels in the nose and the pharynx which are to the surface and they can pop and hence you cough up blood. If possible other causes, please go see your doctor. ...Read more

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I'm having green mucus from my mouth and nose, what could this be?

I'm having green mucus from my mouth and nose, what could this be?

Body's fighting...: Please see a doctor asap. The strangely colored discharge may be a sign of infection the body is fighting against. If it looks coming from your nose and mouth, sinus may be involved also. Typically, ENT doctors see these cases, but your family doctor can give you appropriate course of action. If it is normal (like the color came from food, etc.), you may be released with assurance of health. ...Read more

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What does it mean if you have a lot of mucus in your mouth & gums?

What does it mean if you have a lot of mucus in your mouth & gums?

Mucus: The appearance of "mucus" in your mouth could signify that you have drainage from your nose. This is quite common during allergy season. It is referred to as "post nasal drip". Over the counter allergy medications may help. ...Read more

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I woke up with a dry mouth and mucus on my pillow. What causes this?

I woke up with a dry mouth and mucus on my pillow. What causes this?

Dry mouth: If your mouth is dry, most likely you are breathing through your mouth. This may be due to nasal congestion which could explain the mucus. Rinse your nose with salt water mix in a neti pot a couple of hours before bed to clear your nasal airway. You may want to check with an ear, nose, throat md. ...Read more

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Is it likey for HIV be transfered through mucus in the human body such as snot and mouth mucus?

Is it likey for HIV be transfered through mucus in the human body such as snot and mouth mucus?

It's not happening: In the old days, kids with hemophilia would live with their families for years, getting the same respiratory infections and snot-going everywhere, and kissing their parents like all normal kids. Not one parent became infected. Stop worrying about this. Life's got enough dangers without fretting and troubling yourself and others over things that don't present real dangers. ...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