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Does thick saliva indicate anything bad?

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Dr. Shokri Wahib
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

Could be normal for some people.
Best to get checked out by a dentist.

In brief: Not always

Could be normal for some people.
Best to get checked out by a dentist.
Dr. Shokri Wahib
Dr. Shokri Wahib
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. David Lemme
Family Medicine

In brief: Thick saliva

It may be that your mouth is dry from not drinking enough fluids, from medications you are taking, or from a metabolic problem such as diabetes.
Try drinking enough water to keep your urine very light in color, review any medication's side effects, and if the sensation continues, see your doctor for further evaluation.

In brief: Thick saliva

It may be that your mouth is dry from not drinking enough fluids, from medications you are taking, or from a metabolic problem such as diabetes.
Try drinking enough water to keep your urine very light in color, review any medication's side effects, and if the sensation continues, see your doctor for further evaluation.
Dr. David Lemme
Dr. David Lemme
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