Thick Saliva Or Mucus, White Patches Inside Mouth And White Patches On Tongue

Last Editorial Review: 10/15/2020

White patches on the tongue or in the mouth cavity can be associated with infections such as yeast infections of the mouth (thrush). Thick saliva or mucus is seem with dehydration, the inherited condition cystic fibrosis, and other conditions. If you are experiencing any worrisome symptoms, seek the advice of your 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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