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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

Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Whats a salivary gland infection?

Whats a salivary gland infection?

Salivary gland : Any tissue in your body can become infected. You have 3 pairs of major salivary glands. One in front of your ear (parotid), one under your jaw (submandibular) and one under your tongue (sublingual). They can become infected, especially in diabetes or dehydration. ...Read more

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Might infected pirerced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

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. ...Read more

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Parotid gland abscess treatment in children?

Hospitalization: This is often treated with incision and drainage with accompanying intravenous antibiotics. ...Read more

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Will an impacted wisdom tooth produce inflammation of the parotid gland?

Will an impacted wisdom tooth produce inflammation of the parotid gland?

Not usually.: You woudd have to have a major facial infection from the tooth to involve the parotid. Most if not all wisdom tooth problems are localized. ...Read more

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Can infected pirced ears spread infection to the parotid glands?

Can infected pirced ears spread infection to the parotid glands?

Possible, but rare: Skin infections of the earlobe rarely spread to the parotid, but may spread to the skin above the parotid. ...Read more

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Can infected pierced ears spread infection to the parotid gland?

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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. ...Read more

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Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? one inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. what to do next?

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Can salivary stones be present without salivary gland swelling? one inner cheek swollen but dentist said salivary gland not swollen. what to do next?

Second Opinion: Salivary duct stone can cause a blockage of the flow of saliva, which can lead to inflammation, pain and swelling. Get a second opinion and imaging tests from a doctor experienced with salivary gland (ENT, Dentist or Oral Surgeon). ...Read more

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Can saliva gland stones make your gland explode?

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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Following my wisdom tooth extraction my submandibular salivary gland is swollen is this normal?

Following my wisdom tooth extraction my submandibular salivary gland is swollen is this normal?

Gland Swelling?: After extractions swelling is normal in many areas of the mouth. Glands, muscles, joint area, and tongue have all been known to swell. If the swelling persists past 7 days or is painful on light pressure after 4 days, it is recommended that you return to your surgeon for an evaluation of the area. ...Read more

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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 would cause shrunken salivary glands?

Quick list: Reduced salivary flow can happen for a lot of reasons. This list is probably not comprehensive but: age, medications, radiation, auto immune diseases.... ...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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What lymph nodes swell due to wisdom tooth infection?

What lymph nodes swell due to wisdom tooth infection?

Nodal Swelling: Typically the submandibular chain and sometimes the superficial cervical chain, although more rarely, the preauricular chain and buccal. ...Read more

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Can a parotid gland be damaged by a wisdom tooth removal?

Can  a parotid gland  be damaged by a wisdom tooth removal?

Unlikely: However it is possible to accidentally inject into the parodied gland. This will cause a temporary paralysis similar to bells palsy. This is due to the numbing of the facial nerve. ...Read more

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Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any salivary glands enlarged?

 Can hoshimotos automimmune disease of the thyroid make the submandibular glands enlarged? Or any  salivary glands enlarged?

Possible: Auto immune etiology is the reason for thyroid disease in Hashimoto's .The same pathology -autoimmune if directed against the salivary glands Vs lymph nodes is possible. But make sure that the thyroid disease is Hashimoto's and not thyroid cancer. ...Read more

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Infection (Definition)

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


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Salivary Gland (Definition)

There are major and minor salivary glands. The major glands (parotid, submandibular, and sublimgul) are paired on each side of the jaw. There are about 300 minor glands scattered about the mouth and throat. They all produce saliva which keeps the mouth moist and helps with ...Read more