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Antibiotic For Parotid Gland Infection
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
I had my #2 molar extracted 9 days ago, and my parotid gland has been swollen since what is causing this?
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?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Are dental xrays dangerous for the parotid gland, particularly the tail? Would it expose that part of parotid to radiation or no? Could tumr at tail?
Safe: I've yet to see an article that links dental x-rays with parotid gland tumors. Remember the dosage of dental x-rays are extremely low, not much more than background radiation. Talk to your Dentist about your concerns. ...Read more
Parotid swelling?: When both parotid glands swell, it could be because of infection, cysts or benign, or rarely, malignant.. See an ear nose and throat physician for evaluation. If there is suspicion for a mass or tumor a scan and biopsy may be recommended. ...Read more
What are signs/sx of an inflammed/infecteted parotid gland? And what could happen if you leave it untreated?
Not normal: The parotid produces clear liquid from ducts that open on either side of your mouth close to your upper molars. Anything other thin clear liquid is abnormal and should prompt an evaluation by your primary provider, ENT or oral surgeon. ...Read more