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how to clear a blocked salivary gland

A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: it will help to secrete more saliva , if stone is blocking will flush it out , go back for follow up . some times need a procedure to extract the ston ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Selz
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary gland: What do you mean by overactive salivary gland?
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Trager
54 years experience Dentistry
Varies: stones near surface can be manually removed-deep seated need sialogogues -in nonobstructive sialadenitis antibiotics can be used-in long standing obs ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lonnie Smith
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Sometimes the cause of the blockage may not show up on the ultrasound.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Parotid stone: Make sure you are on antibiotics if there is swelling. Also stay well hydrated (drink plenty water), take NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen scheduled ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
48 years experience Infectious Disease
Dehydration.: Although viral parotitis may be related to bloodstream spread of mumps or other viruses, bacterial parotitis generally occurs in patients who get dehy ... Read More
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A 72-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
Decongestants: Otc decongestants useful. Afrin nasal spray effective but should not be used for more than day or two to avoid rebound swelling that requires closer ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Massage or: Canulation. I have seen this in patients treated with various cancers and paclitxel. I refer to an oculoplastic surgeon. I've massaged the duct fir ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dinh Bui
Dr. Dinh Bui answered
22 years experience Dentistry
Salivary stone: Calcium deposit as we age can cause blockage of salivary duct. Too much medication will cause diminish salivary flow. Sjogren syndrome, or dry mouth ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Hines
23 years experience Family Medicine
Several ways: Heat and pressure can sometimes open up the clogged duct, but often require excision, as they have a tendency to return.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Depends: Tear outflow consists of two parts, the upper from the eyelid to the side of the nose, and the lower from the side of the nose into the nose. If the ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Usually bad: When there is an obstruction of the salivary gland, there usually is an infection that follows. So when the stone or obstruction is removed, you will ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenny Chuu
11 years experience 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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Dacryostenosis, clogged tear duct, is usually managed by gentle massages over tear duct. Most of clogged ducts open before 6 months of age.
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Surgical removal: The stone can usually be removed surgically without removing the gland itself, but not in 100% of the cases.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Cyst of the salivary: A cyst in the salivary glnd can be removed surgically , of course, there may be some pain but not a lot.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
See below: Like other glands, lacrimal glands are subject to blockage, inlammation and infection. Usually they resolve on their own. If they're not better in a ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Try: An old fashioned method called spoon bathing. Wrap a bandage around a spoon, dip it in boiling water and hold the padded spoon below the eye (not tou ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience Rheumatology
Unlikely!: Inflamed and blocked Bartholin's cysts are almost never caused by stds.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
44 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Yes.
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience 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 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Saptarshi Bandyopadhyay
20 years experience Hospital-based practice
Shows effects: Unless the CT scan is fortunate enough to see the stone, more often than not, it will only show a swollen parotid gland and/or stranding (inflammation ... Read More

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