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Posted by Mike on August 20, 2001 at 17:29:22:

Dear Dr. Stoll ---

I came down with a cold in early April. I had been healthy
all winter -- not even the sniffles. It wasn't much of a
cold, very mild fever but terrible congestion. Worse than
I've ever had. The cold cleared up after about a week.

BUT, since then I've had very thick spit. My saliva is so
thick I have to spit it out, and at times find it difficult
to breathe. I do not feel sick. I don't have any congestion
in my sinuses or lungs. And my spit is clear so it doesn't
seem to be an infection.

I've had this over 4 months now & just can't shake it.

Any idea what might be causing this ?

Thanks,

Mike



Re: Thick Spit

Posted by Doc Kim on August 20, 2001 at 23:32:01:

In Reply to: Thick Spit posted by Mike on August 20, 2001 at 17:29:22:

Liquid Iodine from Biotics Research will help thin secretions. 10 drops 3 times per day should do nicely.

Doc Kim



Re: Thick Spit

Posted by Mike on August 20, 2001 at 23:39:17:

In Reply to: Re: Thick Spit posted by Doc Kim on August 20, 2001 at 23:32:01:

OK -- Thanks, I'll try the Iodine.

After re-reading my post I should clarify that
not only is my saliva thick, but - very - excessive.

I don't know if that makes a difference.

Thanks again.


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Re: Thick Spit (Archive in allergy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on August 21, 2001 at 10:09:33:

In Reply to: Thick Spit posted by Mike on August 20, 2001 at 17:29:22:

Hi, Mike.

The chances are that your "cold" was really a developng hypersensitivity to something in your environment (most common would be in your diet). That is the way these things come on. The reason it has not gone away is that you still are being exposed to it (whatever it is).

From your symptoms, the most likely thing is dairy and the second most likely is wheat.

Total elimination of one at a time, for a couple of weeks each, will tell you which it is. There is a 5% chance that is is caused by something much less common but just let us know what you experience.

In the meantime, drinking at least 8-8 oz glasses of water a day will help your body flush out the mucus.

Walt

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