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A 18-year-old male asked:

Is a swollen neck and white patch on tongue common with salivary gland problems?

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Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 18 years experience
White patch: White patch most likely not a problem salivary gland. Could be bad teeth the reason for swollen glands. If persisting not getting better, you should see your doctor. Some rare cause of white patches are precancerous conditions and candidiasis.
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Dr. Jeffrey Krantz
Dentistry 10 years experience
Can be : Swollen neck is usually a sign of infection and a white patch is abnormal. See your physician for a definitive diagnosis.
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Last updated May 17, 2016

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