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Doctor insights on: Blocked Mucous Gland

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Can a blocked saliva gland b cancerous?

Can a blocked saliva gland b cancerous?

See an ENT Doctor: Your doctor can find out what is the cause of your problems. A stone can form and block a salivery gland. Cancer is unlikely but sometimes benign tumors can arise in the duct and can cause a block. That is why you need a good ENT surgeon to investigate the cause of your problem and guide you into treatment. ...Read more

Mucus (Definition)

Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more


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Can a blocked saliva gland affect tongue movement?

Can a blocked saliva gland affect tongue movement?

No: A blockage - usually a stone from a condition called sialadenitis - can cause local irritation and even mild local swelling. But your tongue movement would not be affected. You can suck on lemon drops and see if that removes the stone. A firm or hard swelling that affects tongue movement needs to be checked right away for possible tumor mass. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can saliva gland stones make your gland explode?

Salivary glands: It is rare for this to happen, but if the obstruction is severe enough, it is possible for the salivary gland to rupture. ...Read more

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Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Salivary gland infns: These infections are not usually contageous. Most salivary gland infections are due to staphylococcus aureus or oral flora stuck behind a stone or a 'pinched off' salivary duct. Rarely, enteric flora can cause infection usually in persons in nursing homes. Viral infections rarely cause swollen salivary or parotid gland infections now days as most are immunized against mumps. ...Read more

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Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

Is a blocked sebaceous gland on labia dangerous?

No: It can be uncomfortable at times and embarrassing at times. You should apply very warm (not hot) compresses for 3-4 minutes at a time for about 5 times per day to see if it goes away. If still persistent and symptomatic after 3-4 days of this, then see your gynecologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths ?

Can swollen nasal passage and sinus cause partially blocked tear duct Ct scan showed no growths ?

Maybe: The tear ducts are small channels or pipe like structures that originate as a drain at the base of the tear sac.The tear sac is just below the inner corner of your eye. The drains hug the inside of the nasal wall & drain near the base. If they become swollen or blocked by debris they won't drain well. Eye surgeons can put a thin wire probe through through them to open the channel. ...Read more

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Head cold coughing temperature blocked sinuses and blocked ears?

Head cold coughing temperature blocked sinuses and  blocked ears?

Uri: Sounds like upper respiratory illness. Usually viral take Ibuprofen and oxymetazoline for three days to improve with symptoms and if worsens see you general doctor. ...Read more

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Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Sweat glands differ from sebaceous glands?

Yes.: The sebaceous glands are microscopic exocrine glands in the skin that secrete an oily or waxy matter, called sebum, to lubricate and waterproof the skin and hair. Sweat glands are small tubular structures of the skin that produce sweat. They are usually used for cooling purposes. There are two main types of sweat glands: Eccrine and apocrine ...Read more

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What causes mucus plug to block fallopian tubes? Does pcos produce mucus to block tubes?

What causes mucus plug to block fallopian tubes? Does pcos produce mucus to block tubes?

The glands: The glands in the pelvic region are constantly giving off fluid and some women tend to produce more mucus than others. Pcos does not cause mucus plugs. It is not known exactly why some women have mucus plugs in their tubes vs those who do not. ...Read more

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Can hypertension possibly cause clogged ears or blocked eustachian tubes?

Can hypertension possibly cause clogged ears or blocked eustachian tubes?

Unlikely: two common things and may occur together with one NOT causing the other! ...Read more

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How would i treat plugged ducts of secretory glands in the lid?

How would i treat plugged ducts of secretory glands in the lid?

Warm packs: Antibiotics, nsaids. Manual squeezing using sterile technique may help. Consult a dermatologist and/or aesthetician. Hope u feel better ! ...Read more

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Could antibiotics clear out blocked tubes?

Could antibiotics clear out blocked tubes?

More detail, please: Are you asking about fallopian tubes? Or maybe the eustachian tube, which runs from the inside of your ear to the throat? The last can be blocked by ear infections, and antibiotics may help. Infection also can block the fallopian tubes, but blockage usually is discovered too late for antibiotics to help. Discuss with the doctor you are seeing, or post a new question with more information. ...Read more

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Can an infected sweat gland spread?

Can an infected sweat gland spread?

Potentially: If there is a bacterial infection - it could spread to other tissue. ...Read more

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Could sudafed clear away mucus in the eustachian tubes?

Could sudafed clear away mucus in the eustachian tubes?

Unlikely: Decongestants usually do not clear eustachian tube obstruction with mucus. It would not be harmful to try sudafed, but if say 5 days of treatment does not help, i would not continue. Trying decongestant nasal drops and lying down with your head turned to the side may allow the drops to get into the tube and might give some relief. In general, these are viral infections and immunity will cure. ...Read more

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Could antibiotics clear out my blocked fallopian tubes?

Could antibiotics clear out my blocked fallopian tubes?

Scar tissue: Unfortunately, once fallopian tubes have become blocked from scaring after pelvic inflammatory disease, antibiotics will help with futures infections, but the damage past infections have done cannot be repaired by antibiotics. ...Read more

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Blocked meibomian glands, should I use damp or dry compress?

Blocked meibomian glands, should I use damp or dry compress?

Warm moist compress: Many patients have developed thick oil in the oil glands inside the margin of all 4 eyelids,near the roots of the eyelashes.This can cause sties..Usually the thicker, dried,blocked oil in the tiny oil glands respond to warm,moist heat.-- the KISS principle applies here.Keep It Super Simple-I think that may be a wet washcloth for 15 seconds in the microwave and apply it to closed eyelids & repeat ...Read more