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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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Does thick saliva indicate anything bad?

Not always: Could be normal for some people. Best to get checked out by a dentist. ...Read more

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Do allergies make u have thick saliva?

Not usually: Environmental allergies can lead to copious mucus from the nose and eye watering, but typically do not affect saliva. Food allergies can lead to mouth itching, tingling and swelling but again, do not typically affect the consistency of saliva. ...Read more

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I got thick saliva in my throat. Help?

I got thick saliva in my throat. Help?

Thick saliva: Hello. The saliva you are noticing might be thick and tenacious because it is dehydrated. In the cooler months after the heat gets turned on, we dehydrate the water from the mucus and saliva at a faster rate. Also dryness can be related to prescribed and otc medications. Drink more fluid, review your medications with your doctor or pharmacist and sleep with a humidifier. Good luck. ...Read more

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I've been getting thick saliva when i wake up for months now, sometimes its brown. I drink plenty of water too so that can't be it.

Sinusitis?: Several reasons for this like, the bedroom temp is too high drying out the moisture in the room, you may have also developed an allergic sinusitis, if you are a smoker you need to stop. Best thing for you to do is see your primary care physician and/or an ENT specialist to figure it out. ...Read more

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Dad cannot clear his own secretions. Advanced dementia, 85 yrs old. At times coughs hard and thick saliva comes out.. For 8 mnths..Is he dying? Helpme

Dad cannot clear his own secretions. Advanced dementia, 85 yrs old. At times coughs hard and thick saliva comes out.. For 8 mnths..Is he dying? Helpme

My dad...: Went through the same thing. The secretion being coughed up is more than likely fluid that can't be pump out of the lungs and so it builds up in the lower respiratory system and then is expelled via the upper respiratory system. It is probably cardiovascular. Only way to know for sure is to check with doc. It sounds like he has lived long good life. I wish you and your father the best. ...Read more

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My baby has thick saliva stuck in back of throat?

Try saline drops: Try using saline nasal drops multiple times a day. The saline will thin out the thick mucus. If that is not helping then see the doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I am feeling that there is a thick saliva forming in my throat that causes the wheezing. Is there a cure for wheezing?

I am feeling that there is a thick saliva forming in my throat that causes the wheezing. Is there a cure for wheezing?

Pulmonologist: Wheezing is a lower respiratory disease caused by at least 2 problems. One is increased mucus production of the tracheo-bronchial tree and the other is spasm or increased activity of the bronchial musculature which narrows the airway. When incoming air is inhaled, the sound made traversing this blocked lower airway is wheezing. A pulmonologist or allergist can diagnose and treat this condition. ...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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15 months old with fever since yesterday 38-39 too much and too thick saliva didnt eat anything today and want to sleep all day?

15 months old with fever since yesterday 38-39 too much and too thick saliva didnt eat anything today and want to sleep all day?

Fever: Your child should be seen ASAP. Wanting to sleep, high temp and not eating are signs that your child should be examined ...Read more