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Treatment for parotid infection

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Could be: The symptoms you describe can very well be related to sjogrens. This disease can be diagnosed with certain laboratory data but often requires a biopsy ... Read More
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Dr. Daniel Sampson
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes: These are classic signs of sjogren syndrome? Further testing would need to be done to verify this.
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Yes.: Yes. Sjogren's syndrome is a definite possibility. You need a thorough evaluation with a rheumatologist as soon as possible.

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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Slavin
38 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
It does not: Both are unrelated to each other.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
OCP's: parotitis: There is no reason oral contraceptives should be avoided .
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Have never heard of this happening. If you have swollen Parotid glands imperative that you see Oral Surgeon or ENT as this can be quite dangerous. I ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Wang
8 years experience Internal Medicine
Heat, sour & fluids: Apply hot compresses, drink lots of fluids, and gently massage the swollen area. Eating/drinking something something sour regularly helps increase s ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ein
47 years experience Infectious Disease
No: Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) cannot cause parotitis. Finish your prescription.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
Make them work/moist: Your parotid glands make saliva. If you can make the work (produce saliva) tou might be able to unclog them, so suck on hard candy, preferably sugar f ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends on the stage: Treatment would depend on the stage. Parotid cancer, in general, as much as possible-( if possible) -surgical resection for curative intent would be t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Salivary glands: Depending on type of infection,viral,mumps or bacterial from dehydration,candy in mouth(sour)hydration,and later antibiotic,if worsening symptoms,for ... Read More
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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
21 years experience Pediatrics
Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics.

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