A 34-year-old male asked:
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diagnosed w/ blocked salivary gland. told to drink lemon water/sugar free candy. how long does it take to clear usually? when should i see doc again?

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Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: it will help to secrete more saliva , if stone is blocking will flush it out , go back for follow up . some times need a procedure to extract the stone from duct.
Answered on Oct 18, 2018
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Sucking a lemon: It very well could be a salivary issue. I would see your dr asap to determine if there is a problem.
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Probably yes: Unless the stone in the duct dissolves spontaneously, the glands will remain swollen. See a head and neck surgeon or ENT doctor for its removal.
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