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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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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'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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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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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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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

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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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