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A male asked:

My sons left cheek is swollen (looks like a chipmunk on the one side) and he is complaining about pain now and then?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Few possibilities: This could be either dental or cheek related. It could be a bacterial infection within the tissues or a viral or bacterial infection in the parotid gland (mumps, bacterial parotitis). If he was never immunized for it mumps is possib le but not the only germ that does it. He needs to be examined.
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