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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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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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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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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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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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How come when i brush my teeth and about 10 minutes after i get very thirsty amd very thick saliva in my mouth?

How come when i brush my teeth and about 10 minutes after i get very thirsty amd very thick saliva in my mouth?

Normal: It is not abnormal for some people to have increased saliva after brushing. Any thing or activity in mouth can stimulate the salivary glands, major and minor, to put of out the fluids. This is a response to prepare for chewing, swallowing and digestion. Some saliva is more thick and ropey. Normal. ...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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How to stop having this sensation of thick saliva?

Thick Saliva: Thick saliva can be caused by dehydration, post nasal drip, allergies, sinusitis, upper respiratory infections, diabetes, hypoglycemia and radiation therapy. Also foods, chemo and medications. ...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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