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Why Is Mucus Coming Out Of My Mouth In Balls
I've been spitting up these weird mucus balls. They are semi-hard and usually come from my nose to my mouth. Taking zicam/airborne for the 1st time.?
Mucus Balls: These mucus balls are most likely thickened, dry mucus coming from your nose, down the back of your nose into your mouth. This time of the year, when our furnace is running, the air we breathe is very dry. Trying using saline nasal spray, like neilmed or simply saline, 4 - 6 times / day to moisten your mucus. Long, hot showers and a mist humidifier would also help. Not better? Go see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I am suffering with cough.Each time i cough mucus along with small amount of blood is coming out of my mouth.What may be the reason, how can I free ?
Cough: Your cough is due to a post nasal drip. The mucus is eroding the little blood vessels in your nose causing the mucus to become blood tinged. Use salt water nose drops sprayed into your nose 4 times a day. Us a vaporizer when sleeping. Rub vapo rub on your chest to help your cough. ...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
Why do I get clumps of mucus that isn't slimy or phlegm-like coming from my nose, up my throat and out of my mouth?
Hi,I had a dry throat because my mouth remains open while sleeping.Few days ago lot of blood came out from the mucus.Still coming.What is solution?
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 OTC and sometimes some salt water gargles If fever or dark green color to the mucous then see provider ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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