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If you have a swollen parotid gland how can you make the swelling in your face go?

If you have a swollen parotid gland how can you make the swelling in your face go?

Parotid Gland: Mumps a viral infection must go its course. If due to infection antibiotics. If a stone and blocked duct warm compresses and possible surgery. There are cancerous lesions as well. See your doctor. ...Read more

Parotid Gland (Definition)

There are two such glands one in front of each ear. They are the largest saliva producing glands and produce around 75% of the ...Read more


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What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

What could cause excess cortisol in the saliva and swollen parotid gland?

Cushings Disease: There are many conditions that can be related to the question you are asking. It is best to see your internist for a thorough evaluation and diagnosis. For more information regarding cushings syndrome you might check - neurosurgery.Stanford.Edu/pituitary/cushings_syndrome.Html and for salivary cortisol see: macses.Ucsf.Edu/research/allostatic/pdf/faqs-salivcort.Pdf. ...Read more

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My parotid gland hurts and is swollen. everytime i eat it swells and spasms. should i go to hospital?

My parotid gland hurts and is swollen. everytime i eat it swells and spasms. should i go to hospital?

Sialadenitis: Is the swelling of a salivary gland. It could come from a stone blocking the exit of saliva which in turn causes the gland and then the surrounding tissues will swell too! i would recommend drinking lots of water, then grab some sour hard candies and while sucking on these candies, massage the swollen gland with a warm wash cloth. If this doesn't do the job, then see your ENT for abx and steroids. ...Read more

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I had my #2 molar extracted 9 days ago, and my parotid gland has been swollen since what is causing this?

Consult oral surgeon: most of the time loss of 2 d molar and swalllen parotid glands are not linked. Check with oral surgeon and look for the cause of salivary gland enlargement. Good luck ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a swollen left parotid gland. It came up quickly on a flight from the uk to the us yesterday. I've had mumps.

I have what appears to be a swollen left parotid gland.  It came up quickly on a flight from the uk to the us yesterday.  I've had mumps.

Parotid Inflammation: This common experience may very well be a small infection or inflammation. These inflammation may be caused by a blocked duct in the gland or other minor trauma. It is best to see someone about this if you are experiencing any pain, fever, or skin abnormality. ...Read more

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Will prednisone help one slightly swollen parotid gland go down? I'm not sure why it is slightly swollen. its a little bigger than the other one.

Will prednisone help one slightly swollen parotid gland go down? I'm not sure why it is slightly swollen. its a little bigger than the other one.

Parotitis: Prednisone will help reduce swelling or inflammation of your parotid gland, but is not typical treatment of parotitis. Treatment usually consists of an appropriate antibiotic, massage, heat therapy, hydration, and salivary stimulants like lemon drops or sour candy. Sometimes imaging like a CT scan is helpful to look for the unusual case of a stone blocking the main duct . See an ENT surgeon. ...Read more

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I believe I am suffering from parotid gland swelling it's very painful and noticeably swollen. I have no cold or flue symptoms. Should I go to ER?

I believe I am suffering from parotid gland swelling  it's very painful and noticeably swollen.  I have no cold or flue symptoms.  Should I go to ER?

Yes, you should: get to a doctor because it could be parotitis or stone in Swensen's duct, especially if it is very painful. It could also be inflamed lymph node. Either way, you might need antibiotics to get better. ...Read more

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Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal.Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones.Causes?

Not enuf info: Need to know how long this has been going on, whether WBC is normal or not, whether biopsy has been suggested, etc. Sounds as if you have been going through a progressive detailed evaluation and suggest you continue with this knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

My son has what seems to be enlarged parotid salivary duct in mouth. The parotid gland itself is not swollen at all. Can rubbing on teeth cause this?

Unlikely...: The literature does not describe any association with parotid or salivary duct issues with bruxism(rubbing of teeth). People with this type of problem may experience jaw pain, temporomandibular joint pain, slight enlargement of facial muscle(masseter), erosion of teeth, among others. If you feel he has some salivary gland issues make sure he sees an ENT specialist for exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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