10 Xerostomia Symptoms

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Reviewed: dr. vanta
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Stringy or Sticky Saliva

Xerostomia is associated with changes in the saliva's produced consistency. When salivary glands aren't generating enough saliva, people with dry mouth commonly complain of their saliva being thicker than usual or having a sticky or stringy consistency.

Sticky or stringy saliva may also be a sign of other conditions, such as dehydration, tobacco use or allergies. If symptoms last for an extended length of time, it's wise to speak with a physician for a diagnosis.


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