Home Remedies for Sticky Saliva
If you're dealing with sticky or thick saliva, what remedies are there? First, it's a good idea to speak to your doctor or dentist to determine the cause, especially if it's an ongoing problem and you're unsure why it's occurring.
In combination with speaking to a medical professional, there are a few things you can try at home to thin your saliva:
- Drink 10 cups of water or liquids a day, as the ACS recommends.
- Stay away from thick, sticky foods, such as nut butter, and to try to eat more foods that are soft or that have a high moisture content, suggests the ACS.
- Macmillan Cancer Support recommends leaning over a steaming bowl of hot water with a towel over your head to loosen thick saliva.
- Avoid cigarettes, alcohol and caffeinated drinks, which can contribute to mouth dryness, according to the State Government of Victoria.
If your thick saliva persists despite these at-home remedies, your doctor or dentist can recommend next steps to help you feel more comfortable.