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What can cause an infection in the salivary gland other than a stone?

What can cause an infection in the salivary gland other than a stone?

Spit gland infection: Any obstruction from stone to adhesions/scar to tumor to trauma. Also positive oral air pressure can blow bacteria from the mouth into the system. And very commonly dehydration or poor salivary flow from medications, radiation exposure, auto-immune diseases, and diet/life style. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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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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Can TMJ cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

Can TMJ cause swelling under right side of tongue or is it a salivary gland infection?

No.: Tmj problems will not cause a swelling under the tongue. A swelling under the tongue could be several things, from an infected sublingual salivary gland to a salivary gland stone or even a ranula. A ranula is a mucous cyst under the tongue connected with the sublingual salivary gland. Your dentist or physician should be able to help you figure it out. If it persists, you should seek treatment. ...Read more

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Which infections can cause swollen salivary glands? Can HIV cause this? How about helicobacter?

Which infections can cause swollen salivary glands? Can HIV cause this? How about helicobacter?

Mumps: Unless y o u are vaccinated against, mumps or viral parotitis is an infection that targets mostly the large salivary glands like the parotid gland. Neither HIV nor Helicobacter specifically infect salivary glands ...Read more

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Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

Can sinus infection cause feeling of something stuck in throat for 3 months? No other symp besides enlarged salivary gland or node. Cancer? Clear ct

You need to see a : Specialist physician. Problem has gone on too long. Please see an otolaryngologist (ENT) for a complete history and physical. Bring your old records and any test results/images. I suspect they will inspect your throat with a special scope. Depending on prior workup, additional sinus or neck imaging may be useful. ...Read more

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I think i might have a salivary gland infection. How can I tell and what should I do?

Swelling: Usually, you will have some swelling of the infected gland, maybe a bad taste and pain in the area. Fevers are uncommon. Often the swelling of the gland will smaller and larger around mealtimes. ...Read more

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How do I alleviate pain and swelling from a salivary gland infection?

Medications: Have your doctor prescribe an antibiotic, pain medication that has anti-inflammatory properties and use lemon drops to promote salivary flow. ...Read more

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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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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