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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

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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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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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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My baby has thick saliva stuck in back of throat?

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 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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My throat seems to always be filled with thick saliva or mucus. Food doesn't always go down smoothly and I gulp loudly when I drink liquid?

My throat seems to always be filled with thick saliva or mucus. Food doesn't always go down smoothly and I gulp loudly when I drink liquid?

It's complicated: .....and we have limited information. This is an explanation, not advice. You may have nasal or sinus allergies with postnasal drainage into the back of your throat. If your nose is stuffed up, you are essentially holding your breathe when you drink liquids which could contribute to your swallowing issues. You need to see a doctor for further evaluation and treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I'm having problems with thick saliva. When I wake up or run im constantly stopping to clear my throat and spit. Its nasty and annoying what can I do?

Allergies: Thickened saliva can be the result of increased mucous secretions. These may be related to seasonal allergies. Your concern might be fixed with an over the counter allergy medication, or it may require a visit to the doctor. ...Read more

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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 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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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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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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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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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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How to stop having this sensation of thick saliva?

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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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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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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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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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

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


Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more