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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Swollen Salivary Glands

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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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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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Are there any good ways to help reduce swollen salivary glands?

Check it out first..: I would highly recommend that you have it examined. You want to rule out stones, infection, cysts, and other salivary diseases. Proper diagnosis and prompt early treatment is imperative to good care and recovery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about any good ways to help reduce swollen salivary glands?

Medical/dental visit: You need a diagnosis as to why they are swollen before determining how to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Why is my left salivary gland swollen?

Possibilities..: It could be blocked, inflamed , or there could be a tumor. I would suggest seeing an oral surgeon or ENT physician for an evaluation. ...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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I think I have a swollen salivary gland that is recurring periodically over many years. What to do?

I think I have a swollen salivary gland that is recurring periodically over many years. What to do?

Many years problem: You must see a dentist, oral surgeon or otolaryngologist (ear, nose, throat doctor) who will see what your problem exactly is and then determine the appropriate course of treatment. ...Read more