A 37-year-old member asked:
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what causes the parotid gland to spasm?

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Dr. Taraneh Azar
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite the second molar. I that tube is blocked or partially blocked, the gland spasms as it tries to secrete the saliva. The tube can be swollen from an inflammatory process or there could be a stone, it could be from dehydration, or it could be from tumor.
Answered on Mar 13, 2020
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Hmmmm: Sjogren's, head/neck radiation, genetics, dehydration. Get some lemon drops to promote salivation.

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