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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

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


Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
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Why do I get some thick saliva or mucus in my mouth and throat after brushing my teeth?

Why do I get some thick saliva or mucus in my mouth and throat after brushing my teeth?

Allergy?: Possible allergy to one or more ingredients in toothpaste. Try an all-natural version from the health-food store. ...Read more

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I am experiencing thick saliva or mucus in the back of my mouth where the wall of the throat is. It's been going on for 2 months, no coughing, no colds, just yellow mucus which could possibly the reason why I have yellow snot (not wet) in my nose.

I am experiencing  thick saliva or mucus in the back of my mouth where the wall of the throat is. It's been going on for 2 months, no coughing, no colds, just yellow mucus which could possibly the reason why I have yellow snot (not wet) in my nose.

Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, post-nasal drop, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read more

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I am experiencing sore throat, pain when swallowing, nasal congestion (stuffiness) and thick saliva or mucus.. hoarse voice for about a week now. ?

I am experiencing  sore throat, pain when swallowing, nasal congestion (stuffiness) and thick saliva or mucus.. hoarse voice for about a week now. ?

Sore throat: Hello and welcome to HeathTap, If you would not mind sharing a little more information. Do you have sinus pain and pressure (areas around the nose and in between eyebrows or forehead)? fever, chills, sick contacts, sores, ulcers in the mouth or throat? bumps or lumps in the neck? Any hearing difficulties? postnasal drop? Sorry to ask so many questions, any answers would be very helpful Thanks ...Read more

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I am experiencing post nasal drip, chest wall pain, cough, thick saliva or mucus, sneezing, and sore throat. I am not experiencing nose itch, itchy eyes, difficulty breathing through nose, nasal drainage, nose pain, runny nose, facial pain or pressu?

I am experiencing post nasal drip, chest wall pain, cough, thick saliva or mucus, sneezing, and sore throat. I am not experiencing nose itch, itchy eyes, difficulty breathing through nose, nasal drainage, nose pain, runny nose, facial pain or pressu?

Check temperature: Please check your temperature and report fever to your physician.
The symptoms may also indicate an ongoing allergic reaction. Please rinse your eyes and nose with saline, use an over the counter anti histamine for relief. Avoid dust, mold, pollen, animal dander and avoid smoke.
Nasal saline may be repeated and if the antihistamine provides relief, please continue it. Watch for respiratory change ...Read more

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I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus. ?

I am experiencing heart palpitations and nasal congestion. The following also describe me: Nasal drainage, Difficulty breathing through nose, Post nasal drip, Runny nose, Feeling anxious, Sneezing, Sore throat, Cough, and Thick saliva or mucus. ?

Nasal congestion : Your symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory infection which could be viral or bacterial. You did not note how long you have had symptoms. If over 7-10!days would recommend seeing an ENT specialist to see if you need antibiotics.. also would check your pulse , not sure if the palpitations are from medicine you are taking or your illness. ...Read more

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I am experiencing cough blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus, mucus, nasal congestion, sore throat, ear pressure, thick saliva or mucus, and runny nose but none of: difficulty breathing through nose, body aches, aching muscles, generalized weakness, lac

I am experiencing  cough blood in phlegm, with phlegm or mucus, mucus, nasal congestion, sore throat, ear pressure, thick saliva or mucus, and runny nose but none of: difficulty breathing through nose, body aches, aching muscles, generalized weakness, lac

Doctor can examine: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, doesn't go away quickly, or is worrisome (as in bloody phlegm). Some throat lozenges and Tylenol (acetaminophen) temporarily lessens pain. ...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?

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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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 am very well hydrated. But for the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. Why?

I am very well hydrated. But for the past 12 months I have been experiencing thick saliva, nose mucus contaminated with blood, and 'gritty' eyes. Why?

Possible causes of : Thick saliva includes dehydration from antidepressants, dry mouth, genetics-cystic fibrosis or allergic reactions. Gritty eyes and mucus mixed with blood are due to dryness .In the meantime , you need to hydrate yourself and consult with your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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 ?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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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 ?

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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Why does sugar cause thick saliva?

Why does sugar cause thick saliva?

Hypertonic: Like the spoonful of sugar that makes the medicine go down. Lyric from the Sound of Music. Sugar draws water to it. It thickens and becomes less granular. Hence hypertonic. Mucous contains water therefore it thickens when it encounters sugar. ...Read more

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Does thick saliva indicate anything bad?

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?

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

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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Oregano Antibodies (Definition)

Having serum ige to oregano can indicate the possibility of having anaphylactic spectrum reactions to foods spiced with oregano, however, there is a growing trend of testing for igg to foods. With specific examples such as heiner syndrome excluded, there are no known diseases associated with the presence of igg to foods (including oregano) and this could simply reflect that you eat ...Read more