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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Swollen Or Sore Salivary Glands

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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


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What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

What can cause swollen lymph nodes or swollen salivary glands?

Many things: Swollen nodes are often a sign of infection. This can be due to allergy, bacteria, or viruses. On some occasions lymphoma or other cancers can cause this problem. At 35 it is more likely to be benign. I would ask my doctor to evaluate. ...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 salivary gland swollen and swollen throat be caused by lysol inhalation and misdiagnosed as globus? If so what can I do it's been 2 weeks

Can salivary gland swollen and swollen throat be caused by lysol inhalation and misdiagnosed as globus?  If so what can I do it's been 2 weeks

#1-stop smoking: Lysol can probably irritate the throat but after two weeks it should be better. There are other causes of swelling too. Can your Dr. see the swelling? If there is no swelling to see or feel, than globus might be the most likely explaination . ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

What are the symptoms of swollen salivary glands?

Cheek/chin swelling: Major salivary glands are located at near your cheeks, under your tongue, and under your lower jaw. Swelling in these areas could be from salivary glands. Swollen salivary glands can be result of a blocked salivary duct, infection, or tumor. If there is a blocked duct, the swelling may come and go when eating. Pain may be present in all 3. ...Read more

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Is there a connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Is there a connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Could be: One of he symptoms with celiac disease is "dry mouth" due to the changes that occur in the composition of the saliva in the gland(see http://www.Medicinaoral.Org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/medoralv13i9p559-doenca-celiaca.Pdf) this could lead to mucus plugs which could cause the glands to swell. Remember celiac is a disease of the digestive system and any part of that system could be affected. ...Read more

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Any connection between celiacs and having swollen salivary glands?

Any connection between celiacs and having swollen salivary glands?

connective tissue : Connective tissue disease: test for sjogren's (blood & sialogram) & autoimmune thyroid, explore with your doctor : there does not need to be one primary autoimmune disorder. ...Read more

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Is there any connection between celiacs and swollen salivary glands?

Celiac disease: This is an understudied area. Celiac disease has an autoimmune background and increased risk of oral mucosal and dental abnormalities. One study showed that celiacs have a higher chance of developing canker sores. This can cause swollen salivary glands. One other study showed lower chances of salivary cariogenic microflora in celiacs. So this is controversial. Don't forget to rule out sjogren's. ...Read more

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Swollen salivary glands or lymph node?

A good question that: Would require a personal one-on-one clinical exam. It could be either or both. What's more important is to find out why? See your dentist and\or physician. ...Read more

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