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If you have a swollen parotid gland how can you make the swelling in your face go?

If you have a swollen parotid gland how can you make the swelling in your face go?

Parotid Gland: Mumps a viral infection must go its course. If due to infection antibiotics. If a stone and blocked duct warm compresses and possible surgery. There are cancerous lesions as well. See your doctor. ...Read more

Parotid Gland (Definition)

There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the ...Read more


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What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and 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

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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.

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

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Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal.Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones.Causes?

Not enuf info: Need to know how long this has been going on, whether WBC is normal or not, whether biopsy has been suggested, etc. Sounds as if you have been going through a progressive detailed evaluation and suggest you continue with this knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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Swollen parotid gland.Doctor assuming mumps.My esr-23, wbc-16500, neutrophils 83%, lymphocytes-13%, mpv-12.1 comment:neutrophil leucocytis.Others are norm

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

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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?

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

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Whats causing swollen parotid glands?

Whats causing swollen parotid glands?

Many causes: Irritstion from infection (mumps) obstruction from tumor or stones are some of the more common causes but there are many potential reasons. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen parotid glands?

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 more

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How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...Read more

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Please tell me can digestive disorders cause swollen parotid glands?

Please tell me can digestive disorders cause swollen parotid glands?

No : They could be the comorbid conditions., but the salivary glands may become inflamed and swollen because of infection, tumors, or stones. If concern see your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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Where do I get digestive disorder and swollen parotid glands taken care of?

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

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How to get rid of swollen parotid glands?

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

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How do I get rid of swollen parotid glands after dehydration?

How do I get rid of swollen parotid glands after dehydration?

Water: Drink a lot of water and suck on hard candies. This will thin the saliva and increase salivation which should allow the glands to return to normal size. ...Read more

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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.

Chronic infection: Chronic infection of salivary glands may be like any infection and spread infection throughout your system. Try massage, reduce swelling with enzymes such as papain/bromelain such as Clear.ease. ...Read more

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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.

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 more

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What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

Many possibilities: See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor. ...Read more

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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 ?

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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Could be: Could be infected tooth, infected gum, partially blocked salivary gland (calcified stone in duct), or one of other causes. Ask an Oral Surgeon to evaluate at one of those times that gland is swollen. ...Read more