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A 30-year-old female asked:

what would be the treatment for a salivary gland issue?

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Dr. Vivek Huilgol
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
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 term lemon will damage your teeth...
Dr. John Van der Werff
Dentistry 39 years experience
Depends: It depends upon what the issue is. Treatment may range from no treatment to removal. Without more information it is difficult to say..

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How does any doctor know when someone has got an overactive salivary gland?

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Dr. Aruna Adaikkalam
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Hypertrophy?: Sialry gland tumours called sialadenomas cause enlargement and swelling. There are 3 pairs of major salivary glands called parotid, submandibular below the lower jaw and submental beneathtt he chin .We have to differentiate the adenomas -benign tumours from hypertrophy and stones causing blocking of salivary ducts , and the gland enlargements. By obvious swelling, and increase in size with eating.
A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes an overactive salivary gland?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
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. Dehydration can be part of the problem there, also infection, and sometimes autoimmune disease.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What can cause one salivary gland is higher than the other?

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Dr. Debi Williams
Dentistry 26 years experience
Stone or infection: You could have a salivary stone or you might have an infection. Please see a dentist or doctor to determine the cause and to see if you need antibiotics.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Does sour candy really help treat salivary gland stones?

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Dr. Pablo Arango
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Yes: Sour foods help saliva production. The hope is that, with the extra saliva production, your gland will expel the stone.
A 39-year-old member asked:

What does it taste like after a salivary gland unblocks?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
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 have puss expressed from the duct. It doesnt taste good from what patients tell me.

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