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Itchy Rash And Swollen Parotid Glands
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
Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...Read more
Treat the cause: The parotid gland is one of the major salivary glands and swelling of the glands can be from a number of causes. You need to have a thorough evaluation to determine what is causing the swelling before you can treat it. ...Read more
Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read more
They could be the comorbid conditions., but the salivary glands may become inflamed and swollen because of infection, tumors, or stones.
If concern see your PCP for more information. ...Read more
Gastroentrerologist: Start with a gastroenterologist. They may also make another referral because the digestive disorder may not be related to the parotid glands. ...Read more
I am 59 yo woman experiencing day 3 of bilateral painful, swollen parotid glands affecting all 3 major glands. I have a low grade temp. Suggestions?
Dangers with swollen submandibular glands and or swollen parotid glands? The ones I have swollen I can feel under the jaw and it hurts ears at times.
I got a real itchy rash and swollen hands. The hospital put me on steroids for 4 days and no improvement!! it's a lot worse an hour after waking up?
Needs to be seen: This could be an infection or allergy. You need to see a health care practitioner to determine the cause. ...Read more
Is it shingles?: Need a picture or a physical exam to begin to guess what it is. If you have a group of blisters located only on one side and it's both itchy and painful, shingles is one possibility. This is a reactivation of the chicken pox virus and it's not very common at your age, 33. It usually occurs when people are older, sick or stressed. Very important to see a doctor within the first 48 hours! Go asap! ...Read more
I have a really sore itchy rash on my anus looks like swollen bites with a red rash what can I do?
Rash on anus:
This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes.
Once accurately assessed a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more
Need eval to know dx: These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
Swollen occipital bone and nodes near it very itchy, also itchy rash all over my body. What can I do.
Nondiagnostic: Without inspecting the type of rash, no specific diagnosis can be made. The lymph nodes are most likely reacting to the rash itself. I recommend a consultation by your physician or dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime try antihistamine like benadryl (causes drowsiness) or Claritin (loratadine) which doesn't cause drowsiness. Try to think of any new exposure to foods or other substances. ...Read more
My lower legs have a swollen, red itchy rash...and blister like bumps. They become worse as the day progresses.
This will require: Evaluation by your physician or a dermatologist to provide accurate diagnosis and treatment recommendations. ...Read more
See dermatologist: It is impossible to tell based on description but it needs to be seen and evaluated boson because of extent amd severity of rash, . It will require systemic medications to treat initially as well as blood tests and probable skin biopsy for evaluation. ...Read more
Is there a specific test to check for lupus? My mom has it. I get very swollen joints when I go in the sun also itchy rash/hives. I feel horrible!
Yes: But as with all illnesses, the test results need be interpreted along with the symptoms and physical findings. ...Read more
Injury from tree between neck and shoulder, severe pain, stiff neck, red itchy rash burns when touched and swollen lymph nodes? Been to chiropractor
See a physician: Nothing against chiropractors but the rash and lymph nodes are not in their field of expertise and should be evaluated by a physician. If the chiropractor has been unable to help with the neck and shoulder discomfort I would take any imaging he/she has done and seek an opinion for an orthopedic doctor. Could be just soft tissue injury or maybe a small fracture. Please see an md for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a red, swollen and itchy rash under both eyes. Can I use aveeno (oatmeal) 1% hydrocortisone on the rash?
Eye Lid Dermatitis: Eyelid eczema is usually due to an irritation from a cosmetic or other substance, but can be due to allergy (allergic contact dermatitis), rubbing (neurodermatitis), or atopic dermatitis. Eyelid skin is different from skin elsewhere. For one thing, it is very thin, so irritants and allergens penetrate the skin rapidly. You can try 1% Hydrocortisone but you have to find the cause. ...Read more
I have bruising on legs and arms, itchy rash, swollen veins, but blood labs are normal. Any idea what this is?
Broke out with itchy rash all over body including palms of hands and now I have swollen lymph nodes in back of head and itchy scalp. What's wrong?
Allergic reaction- s: I would recommend immediate medical evaluation including blood testing and possible a steroid injection to abort this allergic attack. Usually from inlation, contact or gestion of a sunstance or chemical foreign to the body's immune system. I would try zyrtec (cetirizine) and head over to the closet urgent care center. ...Read more
I have an itchy rash on my arms hands and feet with swollen lips and part of my gum is swollen. I have no appetite and feel weak, can you advise me?
Have it evaluated.: See a doctor and have the problem evaluated. No one can diagnose your issues over the internet for certain. ...Read more
Had unprotected oral sex 5 months ago. I keep getting itchy rash all over. White swollen tongue with sore red gums. Red/white blotches on palms. HIV?
Doesn't mean HIV: Need eval to better define. These lesions need to be visualized & a history needs to be obtained in order to make an accurate diagnosis. Sometimes lab testing or biopsy is necessary. ...Read more
I had a fever and sore throat with bloody sputum for a week now I have a itchy rash and my hands feet and face are swollen and hurt to move what is it?
- Talk to a doctor online
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