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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 causes the parotid gland to spasm?

Parotid spasm: The parotid gland is on of the large glands that makes saliva. The duct or tube that drains it secretes saliva into the mouth from the cheek oposite the second molar. I that tube is blocked or partially blocked, the gland spasms as it tries to secrete the saliva. The tube can be swollen from an inflammatory process or there could be a stone, it could be from dehydration, or it could be from tumor. ...Read more

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What will happen if I pierce my parotid gland?

Bad things: You could leak saliva out of your face continuously. You could get a flesh-eating bacterial infection that would require removal of a big portion of the surrounding tissue. You could paralyze part of your face. Why would you want to do that? ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: parotid gland?

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

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Can a parotid gland shrink by taking natural herbs instead of being cut on Im so afraid because of the facial nerves.

Can a parotid gland shrink by taking natural herbs instead of being cut on Im so afraid because of the facial nerves.

Science data: while many people offer options and results with natural remedies it remains difficult to know the truth. Surgery has results and are disclosed. The next part is the honesty of risks like facial nerve injury. But it is a low risk and the nerve can return. Talk more to your doctor and ask if any patients can be contacted for you to learn more. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are signs/sx of an inflammed/infecteted parotid gland? And what could happen if you leave it untreated?

What are signs/sx of an inflammed/infecteted  parotid gland? And what could happen if you leave it untreated?

Parotid glands.: The most common cause of inflamed parotid glands would be the mumps which is a viral illness. Other things that can cause parotid inflammation include autoimmune disorders such as sjogrens syndrome. Symptoms can include pain, swelling and dry mouth. ...Read more

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What is parotid gland cancer?

What is parotid gland cancer?

Cancer of parotid.: This is a cancer of your parotid gland, the gland that secretes saliva to help break down foods. This can involve the facial nerve, and surgical treatment may result in partial loss of facial nerve function. ...Read more

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Can bilateral parotid gland be malignant?

Parotid swelling?: When both parotid glands swell, it could be because of infection, cysts or benign, or rarely, malignant. . See an ear nose and throat physician for evaluation. If there is suspicion for a mass or tumor a scan and biopsy may be recommended. ...Read more

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Is there surgery for parotid gland disease?

Can be: Parotid gland surgery is usually performed if there is a tumor growth of the parotid gland. There could be salivary duct stones that rarely would require surgery. Surgery of the parotid gland is performed very carefully due to the proximity of the important facial nerve. ...Read more

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