Sore Tongue, Thick Saliva Or Mucus And White Patches On Tongue

Last Editorial Review: 12/14/2020

Thick saliva or mucus can be present with dehydration. Chronically thick saliva or mucus is also a feature of cystic fibrosis. White patches on the tongue and a sore tongue can occur with yeast infection (thrush). Talk to you doctor about any symptoms that concern you to determine the cause and proper treatment.

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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