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Went to ENT checked out my sores/lesions on tongue and told me it was irritated salivary glands and to eat yogurt and ill be fine. Should i trust?

Went to ENT checked out  my sores/lesions on tongue and told me it was irritated salivary glands and to eat yogurt and ill be fine. Should i trust?

Good advice: Not every treatment that we recommend for patients works 100%, but there typically is a high percentage of patients who improve with treatment recommendations. There are some who get better even with no treatment at all. This recommendation sounds good. Try it for 2 weeks and see how you are doing. If it's not working go back to ENT and let him/her know. They can then try something different. ...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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Went to ent, sent home w/ irritated salivary glands and was told to eat yogurt. Tonight my neck is swelling around my adam's apple. Should i go back?

Went to ent, sent home w/ irritated salivary glands and was told to eat yogurt. Tonight my neck is swelling around my adam's apple. Should i go back?

Yes go back: Is the swelling causing you to have trouble swallowing or breathing? If yes, get to an emergency room immediately! if not affecting swallowing or breathing, you do need to go back to ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What causes an overactive salivary gland?

What causes an overactive salivary gland?

Hunger: I'm not sure what you mean. You'll salivate if you're hungry. If your salivary glands are swollen, they could be blocked with a stone or thick mucus. Dehydration can be part of the problem there, also infection, and sometimes autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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How can I treat lower salivary gland pain?

Diagnosis first: Unless you are a dentist, you can't be sure that the pain you are experiencing is in fact coming from your salivary gland. It might well be a lymph node or something else such as an infection. Please see your dentist or even better yet an oral surgeon for a proper diagnosis and then the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to feel the salivary gland?

Is it possible to feel the salivary gland?

Not sure what you me: You definitely should be able to feel the major salivary glands, known as the parotid and submandibular glands. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose a salivary gland disease?

Several ways.: xrays, Mri, ct scan, needle aspiration, die injection many many ways. Good luck ...Read more

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Could you be able to feel your salivary gland?

Yes: Especially if you have irritated one bit biting it or rubbing it on something jagged like a broken tooth or braces. Very common on lower lip. Could also have sialolith which is a salivary gland "stone" that can clog a salivary duct. ...Read more

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I've got very periodic pain in salivary gland, any help?

I've got very periodic pain in salivary gland, any help?

Pain from?: See your own dentist or an oral surgeon to find out for sure what's causing your pain. You may have some inflammation, infection, salivary duct stone or.....It may be something else entirely. ...Read more

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