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salivary gland infection

A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
23 years experience 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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Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience Gastroenterology
Infection...: Of salivary glands, of which there are several. Rx with antibiotics, sometimes surgical drainage.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try this: If it is very mild then a combination of hot moist soaks to the gland, vigorous hydration with water and sugar free lemon candy can be of benefit in h ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
49 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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Dr. Majid Jamali
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Salivary gland: Immune deficiency, alcohol, drugs, salivary gland/duct stone, high calcium level.
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Dr. Jeffrey Collins
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Dehydration: A common cause is dehydration leading to low saliva production. This lack of outflow leads to bacterial inflow from the mouth that can infect the sal ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Russell Lieblick
21 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Antibiotics plus: The first thing is to make sure it's just an infection and not a cyst or tumor. Infection can typically be treated with antibiotics initially. I usual ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mrugesh Dalal
Specializes in Dentistry
Swelling,pain.: Depends upon which salivary gland is infected,you would have swelling & pain.If Parotid glands are infected,you may have swelling at the very back ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Hulbert
22 years experience Dentistry
Salivary gland : For the parotid glands in each cheek, their ducts lead to the cheek side of the upper second molars, and sometimes these ducts can become blocked, cau ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Swelling: Usually, you will have some swelling of the infected gland, maybe a bad taste and pain in the area. Fevers are uncommon. Often the swelling of the g ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sampson
26 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Check this out: This is too long of a question to answer here. Go to the mayo clinic website. They have an excellent page on salivary gland infections.
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A female asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Possibly: see a dentist for evaluation and treatment many possibilities
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Frank
34 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Mumps: The most common salivary gland infection in children is mumps, which involves the parotid glands. Mumps - an acute contagious virus disease caused ... Read More

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