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What can I do to treat a bacterial infection of the parotid gland?

What can I do to treat a bacterial infection of the parotid gland?

Antibiotics and...: Sialogogues are used. The latter are stimulants of salivation such as lemon drops. The infection is usually related to dehydration with plugging of the duct.

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Might infected pirerced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

No: They are not at borderline. Treat it asap. Skin infection some tims can go to kidney like throat inf to rhematic fever.

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Could anybody suggest medicine for parotid gland infection swelling and how to clear gland duct stone with out operation?

Could anybody suggest medicine for parotid gland infection swelling and how to clear gland duct stone with out operation?

Parotid stone: Make sure you are on antibiotics if there is swelling. Also stay well hydrated (drink plenty water), take NSAIDs like Ibuprofen or Naproxen scheduled doses for 1-2 weeks, and encourage daily salivation to get the gland working - hard lemon candy or lemon wedges 3 times per day.

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Can infected pierced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

Can infected pierced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

Yes: Infection of external ear especially ear canal can spread forward to the face due to anatomical conduit of the external ear cartilage.

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After doing research, it looks like I forced air into my Parotid gland. Currently have a bad sinus infection after having a sore throat. Is this bad??

Parotid gland: Have you been coughing a great deal? What do you feel when you tough your Parotid gland with finger tips? Please consult with us to determine if you created a fistula that may need to be evaluated further as that is not normal.

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Wife on antibiotics for sinus infection, 3 days. Swollen/painful parotid gland, some ear pain. Could this be related to the sinus infection?

Wife on antibiotics for sinus infection, 3 days. Swollen/painful parotid gland, some ear pain. Could this be related to the sinus infection?

No, but: No, but sinus infections are often misdiagnosed. The only way to tell for sure if it's a sinus infection is with an xray. Did she have one? Best solution is to make sure she has seen an ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment.

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What is the definition or description of: parotid gland?

Parotid gland: There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the saliva when you eat.

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Is there surgery for parotid gland disease?

Can be: Parotid gland surgery is usually performed if there is a tumor growth of the parotid gland. There could be salivary duct stones that rarely would require surgery. Surgery of the parotid gland is performed very carefully due to the proximity of the important facial nerve.

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What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?

What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?

Stimulate Salivation: 1. Push oral fluids 2. Warmth and massage to the gland 3. Squirt lemon juice into your mouth about every 30 minutes to stimulate salivation. Can also use a very sour sugarless gum.

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What happen if u developed a warthin tumor in the parotid gland?

Needs to come out: While benign, you don't want masses growing in your parotid gland. The nerve the moves that half of the face (aptly named the facial nerve) runs through the middle of the gland and it is always easier to take out smaller parotid masses than bigger ones. Discuss this with your ent, who likely will suggest surgical removal of the mass and part- though not all- of the parotid gland.

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Is the parotid gland affected by chewing tobacco?

Is the parotid gland affected by chewing tobacco?

Not really: It may stimulate extra saliva production but the gland can well afford it... The worries should be related to oral mucosal cancer. Stop chewing!

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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.

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For this type of cancer: parotid gland cancer, high-grade, what are the treatment options?

For this type of cancer: parotid gland cancer, high-grade, what are the treatment options?

Depends on the stage: Treatment would depend on the stage. Parotid cancer, in general, as much as possible- (if possible) -surgical resection for curative intent would be the best modality. Other modalities used include chemotherapy and radiation therapy. However, need to be aware that parotid cancer is not a very sensitive cancer to chemotherapy nor to radiation therapy. Discuss further with your oncologist. H.

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I had my #2 molar extracted 9 days ago, and my parotid gland has been swollen since what is causing this?

Consult oral surgeon: Most of the time loss of 2 d molar and swalllen parotid glands are not linked. Check with oral surgeon and look for the cause of salivary gland enlargement. Good luck

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I get mumps 6 years ago. I have swallowed tender and painful parotid gland on right side now. And alao I feel catching cold. Is it mumps again?

I get mumps 6 years ago. I have swallowed tender and painful parotid gland on right side now. And alao I feel catching cold. Is it mumps again?

Parotitis: Mumps rarely occurs twice. More likely to have parotitis due to another virus or bacteria. Also a stone in the parotid gland can cause inflammation and swelling. Follow up with doctor for definitive diagnosis and care.

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Wat lobular n infiltratin lesion without significant enhancement of parotid gland involve superficial n deep lobe extendin to the right parotid tail?

Wat lobular n infiltratin lesion without significant enhancement of parotid gland involve superficial n deep lobe extendin to the right parotid tail?

Need investigation: Your description of parotid gland looks like warthin's tumor a benign condition but need further investigation to make sure is not a malignant lesion by fna (fine needle aspiration biopsy) which is 95 % accurate along with mri. Treatment option surgery or close observation if it is benign.

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I have a mass in my parotid gland nd @ times the swellin get big nd start to ache if it cold nd then at time the swellin goes down is this a benign?

I have a mass in my parotid gland nd @ times the swellin get big nd start to ache if it cold nd then at time the swellin goes down is this a benign?

See an ENT doctor: Parotid duct stones can block saliva when you eat and cause the swelling. Dilation of the duct may allow a small stone to be expelled. Surgery may be needed for larger stones. Your scan should have determined if a mass is present. If present then a biopsy or excision of the mass may be needed.

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What will happen if I pierce my parotid gland?

Bad things: You could leak saliva out of your face continuously. You could get a flesh-eating bacterial infection that would require removal of a big portion of the surrounding tissue. You could paralyze part of your face. Why would you want to do that?

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