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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vivek Huilgol
34 years experience Gastroenterology
Try sucking lemon..: As a 1 day trial, try sucking a lemon. The change in ph may dissolve a small stone. Telieving the obstruction may help resolve the problem. But long t ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Hamid
8 years experience Dentistry
Home remedy: Try warm salt water rinses,or antiseptic rinses like chlorhexedien rinses OTC , it might work for the sublingual gland but if the inside of the cheek ... Read More
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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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Karsant
38 years experience Dentistry
Gland: Salivary glands typically swell from a blocked duct. The blockage can be a mucus plug which generally passes or a hard calcified plug which an oral su ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
53 years experience Dentistry
Don't worry: It might be something as simple as a course of antibiotics and a wait and see approach. Could include blood tests and a biopsy.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
First 24 hours: Iodine is excreted through kidneys, saliva , and sweat. After radioactive dose drinking as much fluid as possible to excrete excess radioactivity thro ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Standard: I searched the nih database over the last decade and found no breakthroughs. This is a difficult tumor that is slow-growing but generally unresponsive ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
8 years experience Dentistry
Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Varies: Common causes of excessive salivation include; allergies, infection in the mouth or throat, irritation in the mouth and gastroesophageal reflux. Some ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus ... Read More
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