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congested salivary gland

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
18 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary disorders: You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands. They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main gland ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed , or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience in Dentistry
Purpose or problem?: I am not sure of what your question is. The salivary glands produce an important digestive enzyme, called amylase, that helps to break down starches a ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sarab Alfata
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Pain: Symptoms of salivary gland disease: •abnormal tastes, foul tastes •decreased ability to open the mouth •discomfort when opening the mouth •dry mout ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience in Dentistry
Depends where is it: You have two separate sets of salivary glands , either up in the inside of your cheek on both sides opposite to your first upper molar , or right unde ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lindsey Wolfer
42 years experience in Dentistry
Sialolith: a clogged salivary duct, called a sialolith,can get infected and is treated by an oral surgeon. He will open up the clogged duct
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Many causes: Irritstion from infection (mumps) obstruction from tumor or stones are some of the more common causes but there are many potential reasons.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience in Internal Medicine
Salivary glands: It is rare for this to happen, but if the obstruction is severe enough, it is possible for the salivary gland to rupture.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Many possibilities: See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience in Internal Medicine
Salivary gland infns: These infections are not usually contageous. Most salivary gland infections are due to staphylococcus aureus or oral flora stuck behind a stone or a ' ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
22 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary gland : Any tissue in your body can become infected. You have 3 pairs of major salivary glands. One in front of your ear (parotid), one under your jaw (subman ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
See an ENT Doctor: Your doctor can find out what is the cause of your problems. A stone can form and block a salivery gland. Cancer is unlikely but sometimes benign tumo ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklin Allen
12 years experience in Dentistry
Quick list: Reduced salivary flow can happen for a lot of reasons. This list is probably not comprehensive but: age, medications, radiation, auto immune diseases. ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Benign?: The most effective way to " reduce" the size of parotid glands that are not swollen and infected is surgical excision or parotidectomy. Older males w ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience in Prosthodontics
Oral Surgeon: See the Oral Surgeon. Typically the duct will be tested for patency simply by getting the area dry and either seeing if it releases fluid on its own o ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Forrest Jones
Specializes in Family Medicine
No: A blockage - usually a stone from a condition called sialadenitis - can cause local irritation and even mild local swelling. But your tongue movement ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Hebert
28 years experience in Pathology
Yes: Yes they look the same on US
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Overall: congestion can. May have congestion w swollen neck glands.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Van der Werff
38 years experience in Dentistry
Something in mouth: Usually they are activated when we put something in the mouth or when we think of or smell good food.
A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
URI: The nasal congestion does cause the mouth breathing.. The lymph nodes i suppose are not he neck and most likely are reactive lymph nodes. 90% of URI a ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
There are many: Possibilities. Certain medications can increase flow of saliva, but the list is short. Gi reflux is linked along with new (or even poor fitting) den ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Achong
17 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Infection: More information of the history of the swollen salivary glands is needed. You may have an infection like sialadinitis. An MRI of the salivary glan ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph ... Read More

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