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White Stringy Mucus In Mouth
Bright red bloody mucus with blood clots excreted from tip of uvula after pulling out white stringy plug?
Mucus: It appears that there was a mucus plug impacted on your uvula and irritation/inflammation occurred when it was pulled off. If bleeding and/nonhealing of the uvula persists, consult an otolaryngologist for treatment and in the meantime, bathe the uvula area with cold water which helps. However if brisk bleeding continues head to the hospital emergency room where urgent treatment can be given ...Read more
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
My saliva has been like stringy for a dew days. Sounds gross but you know, its like the clear mucus you get in your nose. Its weird. I have an appointment with the dentist tomorrow.
Many causes: There are many causes from an upper respiratory infection (cold), allergies, or gastric/stomach reflux which irritates the back of the throat producing mucous. Sometimes a bronchitis can do it. If you fever then drink more fluids, take some Mucinex (guaifenesin) OTC and sometimes some salt water gargles If fever or dark green color to the mucous then see provider ...Read more
Xerostomia or: Dry mouth. There are many conditions associated with dry mouth and thick saliva or mucus. The most common is xerostomia. The best way to treat dry mouth depends on what's causing it. You can relieve dry mouth temporarily by using otc products containing xylitol. However, for the best long-term dry mouth treatment, you need to see orofacial pain or oral medicine specialist. ...Read more
Mucus tends to thicken and turn yellow or slightly green as water evaporates from it. The flow of mucus slows at night, so that in the morning you'll feel the mucus in the throat, and there is an urge to cough or expectorate it.
You can relieve this, by staying hydrated and using a saline rinse to help thin mucus and improve mucus clearance. ...Read more
Saliva or mucus?:
Saliva and mucus are different things. Mucus will be increased by viral or other infections such as sinus, allergies,
too much saliva is usually not a problem, but it can be. There are some medications and some diseases that can cause this. The best way to find out what is going on in your mouth is to see your doctor. ...Read more
Cold: There are sources of blood, like the stomach, the lungs and the nose and posterior pharynx. In time of cold or upper respiratory infection, there is mucous which is thicker than the plasma. This draws the fluid from the blood vessels in the nose and the pharynx which are to the surface and they can pop and hence you cough up blood. If possible other causes, please go see your doctor. ...Read more
Body's fighting...: Please see a doctor asap. The strangely colored discharge may be a sign of infection the body is fighting against. If it looks coming from your nose and mouth, sinus may be involved also. Typically, ENT doctors see these cases, but your family doctor can give you appropriate course of action. If it is normal (like the color came from food, etc.), you may be released with assurance of health. ...Read more
Possible Sinus: Most common diagnosis is a sinus infection. I recommend that you see a physician in order to get a definitive diagnosis. Simple antibiotics could resolve the issue. ...Read more
Ingredient: Your body chemistry will react differently than the next person's body chemistry to the ingredients in various toothpaste. Sodium laurel sulfate, a foaming agent, may be the ingredient you take issue with. Try different brands until you find one you are happy with. Just make sure toothpaste contains fluoride to help fight cavities. ...Read more
She is developing a lot of mucus in her mouth and this makes swallowing difficult. What can we do to reduce the excess mucus?
Consider these...: Difficulty swallowing ("dysphagia") can be distinguished as a "transfer" problem (difficulty moving food from mouth to top of esophagus), "transit" problem (difficulty moving food down the esophagus), "spasm", gerd (due to sphincter problems), or obstructive (webs, rings, strictures, ulcer, tumor). Maybe this is larygneal reflux/GERD. Best to see a GI doctor for evaluation & treatment options. ...Read more
My mucus is green in colour and when I have coughed it up it always leaves a horrible taste in my mouth which usually makes me gag, is this normal?
No: See PMD. A short course of appropriate ANT will help. ...Read more
Hii am suffering from cold with greenish whitish thick excessive mucus with foul smell in mouth for more than 5 month. Excessive thin sputum alltime.
See your doctor: This does not sound healthy at all. Please see your doctor. ...Read more
At times mostly in ther morning and sometimes throughtout the day I couch and hard mucus flies out of mouth when I cough what does this mean? I smoke a pack of smokes a day. .. Thank you for your attention to my question.
Bronchitis: I am concerned that because of your smoking you are developing chronic bronchitis. These patients will produce significant amounts of mucus several months of the year if not all year long. The best treatment is to stop smoking. Certain medications may decrease the amount of mucus you produce. ...Read more
Dry mouth: If your mouth is dry, most likely you are breathing through your mouth. This may be due to nasal congestion which could explain the mucus. Rinse your nose with salt water mix in a neti pot a couple of hours before bed to clear your nasal airway. You may want to check with an ear, nose, throat md. ...Read more
It's not happening: In the old days, kids with hemophilia would live with their families for years, getting the same respiratory infections and snot-going everywhere, and kissing their parents like all normal kids. Not one parent became infected. Stop worrying about this. Life's got enough dangers without fretting and troubling yourself and others over things that don't present real dangers. ...Read more
I am coughing with a tase of blood in my mouth and temporarily spew out mucus but clear in colour?
Haemoptysis: Is blood in the sputum (phlegm) and has a variety of causes from the less serious bronchitis to the more serious pneumonia and some other lung and heart conditions. An urgent doctor examination of the chest is required as this will help sort out whether likely serious or not and if the cause remains unclear the doctor can arrange tests such as chest X-ray to help sort it out. ...Read more
I'm smoker man, sometimes I split bloody mucus and I can taste the blood in my mouth. Can I know the reason please. And what I need to do?
See a doctor: Coughing up blood can be a sign of a serious problem. A chest x-ray can rule out most of the bad things. ...Read more
When young parents smoked, when I was sick mucus tasted horrible. Not around smokers now nor sick yet have similar taste in mouth for past week, why?
Infection?: It could be purulent mucous from infection. ...Read more
I have blood in my mucus in the morning. I don't have a cough, just blood in my mouth and nose, what is it?
See MD: Not normal. Blood could be coming from a number of places. See MD soon. ...Read more
There could be me many different issues going on but the most common are Sinus Infections. I would highly recommend seeing a physician for an exam and determine the true nature of the problem. Simple antibiotics could clear it up.
What are causes of dry mouth and thick mucus? I drink a lot of water and I am not on meds, what could be the issue?
Dry mouth not related to maintenance medicine use, maybe a sign of an altered airway causing one to breathe through their mouth almost all the time.
Have your dds/dmd check your bite. Some bites are predictors of a limited airway. Then see an ENT for an air way evaluation.
Loud snoring during sleep, awaking to your own snoring are tips of this. Many dds/dmd now treat sleep disorders. ...Read more
Why are my allergies not persistent. Sometimes I eat an orange and my mouth becomes itchy along increased mucus. Other times nothing happens.
Oral allergy syndrom: Your problem is called OAS which usually does not lead to throat closure. The reason why the reaction is not consistent is likely due to allergy to just a component of the orange. For example, if you are only allergic to the allergen associated with orange peel, the only time you have problem is when the orange has not been totally peeled. ...Read more
Woke up this morning with dark-like yellow mucus expelled from mouth, without cough. Is this from sinus or is it something else? Please help.
I have had a cold 2 weeks my mouth is always dry but I'm coughing mucus looking like blood up my sides hurt my chest hurt my temp has been 103.6?
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