Thick Saliva: What You Should Know

What Is Thick Saliva?

Thick saliva is the mucus produced from your throat when coughing or sneezing. When you cough, it’s not just air coming out of your mouth but also some of the mucus that comes with it. If you have a cold, then most likely there are other things like viruses and bacteria in the air that make you feel sick. But if you have a sore throat, then that’s where the problem lies. That’s why people with sore throats often complain of feeling sick.

The reason why people get a bad case of the flu is because they don’t wash their hands properly after using the bathroom (or even before). They might not even wipe off any germs that may be present on their fingers or arms while touching something dirty.

A person with a sore throat might not even take the time to wash their hands thoroughly enough.

So how does one cure a sore throat?

Well, you need to get rid of all those germs that cause a sore throat. And since that means getting rid of the thick saliva, then you’ll have to use medicine. There are many different kinds of medicines available for treating coughs and colds. You can either buy it from a pharmacy or get it from a medical office. The most common ones are the ones that have the letters “DM” at the beginning. These letters stand for Dextromethorphan, and they are the chemicals that fight off a cough. Most of these medicines have serious side effects, which is why you should consult your doctor before taking any of them.

What Can I Do For Thick Saliva?

Thick saliva is just mucus. It’s there to help keep bugs and other things out of your throat, but it can also be a problem at times. That’s why you have to get rid of it somehow, or else you won’t be able to talk without straining your vocal cords. Here are some solutions to getting rid of the thick saliva:

1. Drink water, but not too much!

Drinking a lot of water will get rid of thick saliva, but only do this when you really need to speak! Drinking too much water is bad for you, so only do this in emergencies.

2. Use a cough drop or lozenge

These kinds of candies will coat your throat and make it feel better. They can also get rid of that nasty taste in your mouth.

3. Gargle with a mouthwash

There are many different kinds of mouthwashes out there, so you’re sure to find one that you like. Just make sure it’s not alcohol-based, since that will dry out your throat more.

Instead, look for ones that have moisturizing ingredients.

4. Take a break from talking

If you don’t really need to talk, then don’t! Taking a break from talking will allow your throat to rest, which will get rid of the thick saliva.

As you can see, there are many different ways to get rid of thick saliva. It’s all about finding the one that works best for you!

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