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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

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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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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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

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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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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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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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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 didn't eat anything today and want to sleep all day?

15 months old with fever since yesterday 38-39 too much and too thick saliva didn't 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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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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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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My mom is having a funny thick saliva drying on her lip with a bitter taste. Why could it be?

My mom is having a funny thick saliva drying on her lip with a bitter taste. Why could it be?

Clinical exam needed: Please call your local dentist for an evaluation and thorough diagnosis. They will need to take a dental and medical history, and examine her oral condition. The dentist will then offer a diagnosis & remedy for your mom's condition. ...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?

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 a cold, uncomfortable feeling in my stomach along with some small sharp pains. Also have thick saliva It makes me nauseous, please help! ?

I have a cold, uncomfortable feeling in my stomach along with some small sharp pains. Also have thick saliva It makes me nauseous, please help! ?

Common: It is very common for thick mucous to cause an upset or nauseated stomach especially in people suffering from allergies or cold-like symptoms. Have you tried Mucinex (guaifenesin) to thin out the mucous or some antihistamine medication like Zyrtec to help slow the production of the mucous? Both of these are over the counter and work well for most people. IF they do not help you after a while seek medical help. ...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 have swollen bleeding gums, excessive thick saliva, now I have a horrible sore throatI?

I have swollen bleeding gums, excessive thick saliva, now I have a horrible sore throatI?

Could be: Could be bacterially infected gums. Could be viral infection of throat, could be both. Could be one of many other problems. Probably will not self-cure, you need professional help. Call your Dentist for an appointment. Referral to a Periodontist and/or your Physician may be in order. ...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