Difficulty Swallowing, Dry Mouth And Thick Saliva Or Mucus

Reviewed on 7/13/2021

A dry mouth and thick saliva or mucus are characteristics of dehydration. Think saliva or mucus is also present in cystic fibrosis. Difficulty swallowing is often a sign of an upper airway infection or tonsillitis that is accompanied by sore throat. If you are experiencing these or any other worrisome symptoms that do not improve, seek the advice of a doctor.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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