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Swollen Parotid Gland
Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery.Stanford.Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome.Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses.Ucsf.Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort.Pdf. ...Read more
Will prednisone help one slightly swollen parotid gland go down? I'm not sure why it is slightly swollen. its a little bigger than the other one.
Parotitis: Prednisone will help reduce swelling or inflammation of your parotid gland, but is not typical treatment of parotitis. Treatment usually consists of an appropriate antibiotic, massage, heat therapy, hydration, and salivary stimulants like lemon drops or sour candy. Sometimes imaging like a CT scan is helpful to look for the unusual case of a stone blocking the main duct . See an ENT surgeon. ...Read more
Swollen parotid gland.Doctor assuming mumps.My esr-23, wbc-16500, neutrophils 83%, lymphocytes-13%, mpv-12.1 comment:neutrophil leucocytis.Others are norm
That would not be: At the top of my list. A single swollen gland without other symptoms such as fever, fatigue, headache, swollen testicles, is most likely parotitis. Causes include: viral infection, blockage by stone, small tumor, bacterial infection. Suggest you see an otolaryngologist for another opinion. ...Read more
Hard lump on jaw joint, felt through touching my cheek, level with bottom of earlobe, 2cm away, aching, always have swollen parotid gland.What could it be?
Inflammation or mass: Possible explanations are an obstructed duct causing a tender area of swelling or a parotid tumor. 80% of, parotid tumors are benign. It is concerning that it aches as parotid cancers are more likely to be painful than benign masses. Recommend seeing ENT soon. ...Read more
Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...Read more
I am 59 yo woman experiencing day 3 of bilateral painful, swollen parotid glands affecting all 3 major glands. I have a low grade temp. Suggestions ?
Gastroentrerologist: Start with a gastroenterologist. They may also make another referral because the digestive disorder may not be related to the parotid glands. ...Read more
Treat the cause: The parotid gland is one of the major salivary glands and swelling of the glands can be from a number of causes. You need to have a thorough evaluation to determine what is causing the swelling before you can treat it. ...Read more
Dangers with swollen submandibular glands and or swollen parotid glands? The ones I have swollen I can feel under the jaw and it hurts ears at times.
Swollen parotid glands for 31 days only 10% better since onset. Large bumps on back of tongue and white coating have appeared. Antibiotics failed.
I have what appears to be a swollen left parotid gland. It came up quickly on a flight from the uk to the us yesterday. I've had mumps.
Parotid Inflammation: This common experience may very well be a small infection or inflammation. These inflammation may be caused by a blocked duct in the gland or other minor trauma. It is best to see someone about this if you are experiencing any pain, fever, or skin abnormality. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I was told i may have a swollen on my parotid gland and I have an appt with an ENT specialist. Should i be concerned?
Swelling in the paro: How long have you had the swelling? What type of dr. Told you, you had a swollen parotid gland? ...Read more
Last June dentist kept looking at tooth on X rays but parotid gland swollen off and on since September but tooth don't hurt ent said no mass
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