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What would be the treatment for a salivary gland issue?

What would be the treatment for a salivary gland issue?

Depends: It depends upon what the issue is. Treatment may range from no treatment to removal. Without more information it is difficult to say.. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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What is the most effective blocked salivary gland treatment?

Sialendoscopy: Noninvasive technique to remove salivary gland stones. The tiny lighted scopes are inserted into the gland's opening to visualize the salivary duct system and locate the stone. Then, micro instruments are used, and the surgeon can remove the stone relieving the blockage. ...Read more

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My husband's gp diagnosed a swollen salivary gland and is sending him to see an ent. What kinds of tests and treatment can we expect?

My husband's gp diagnosed a swollen salivary gland and is sending him to see an ent. What kinds of tests and treatment can we expect?

Gland: Salivary glands typically swell from a blocked duct. The blockage can be a mucus plug which generally passes or a hard calcified plug which an oral surgeon can remove. It is common and I would suggest the oral surgeon first as this is an oral issue more than an ear nose or throat issue. Simple for the OS to diagnose. ...Read more

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Any tips for post radioactive iodine treatment like using baking soda to brush teeth or sucking on hard candies to decrease salivary gland swelling..?

Any tips for post radioactive iodine treatment like using baking soda to brush teeth or sucking on hard candies to decrease salivary gland swelling..?

First 24 hours: Iodine is excreted through kidneys, saliva , and sweat. After radioactive dose drinking as much fluid as possible to excrete excess radioactivity through kidney. 1.5 hours after rx sour candies or gum to get rid of excess secretions through saliva. Solid meal not until 6 hours after dosing . Most excess radioactive iodine excreted in first 24 hours. Rest accumulated in thyroid gland. ...Read more

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What are the latest treatment of adenocystic carcinoma of salivary glands?

What are the latest treatment of adenocystic carcinoma of salivary glands?

Standard: I searched the nih database over the last decade and found no breakthroughs. This is a difficult tumor that is slow-growing but generally unresponsive to chemotherapy, though surgery may be curative and radiation may give temporary control. See whether you can get into a study. ...Read more

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What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?

What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?

Depends: The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

What are possible side effects for treatments of salivary gland disorders?

It depends: Salivary gland disorders range from viral and bacterial infections, benign and malignant tumors, obstruction, and autoimmune related inflammation. Treatments depend on the cause of the disorder and side effects depend on the medical or surgical management needed to improve or resolve the condition. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the cause of overactive salivary glands?

Many choices: Could be anything from an intolerance to a medication or a new food to a new acrylic oral appliance. Check with an md if it does not resolve soon. ...Read more

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Was wondering what illesses/diseases cause overactive salivary glands?

Varies: Common causes of excessive salivation include; allergies, infection in the mouth or throat, irritation in the mouth and gastroesophageal reflux. Some known medical side effects are, aricept, Compazine (prochlorperazine) and demster. ...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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Was wondering what illesses cause an overactive salivary gland?

Many things: Overactive salivary glands are usually nothing to worry about. Salavia is produced depending on your diet, spicy and acidic foods will increase production. So the first thing to do is change your diet. Some medications as well as some medical cinditions can cause an increase in salvia. Some conditions that can cause this are gerd, infections, , allergies, stroke, pregnancy, bell's palsy , more. ...Read more

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How does any doctor know when someone has got an overactive salivary gland?

Hypertrophy?: Sialry gland tumours called sialadenomas cause enlargement and swelling. There are 3 pairs of major salivary glands called parotid, submandibular below the lower jaw and submental beneathtt he chin .We have to differentiate the adenomas -benign tumours from hypertrophy and stones causing blocking of salivary ducts , and the gland enlargements. By obvious swelling, and increase in size with eating. ...Read more

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I am 38 years old.. My mouth generates too much saliva.. Assuming i have overactive salivary glands.. What i have read so far is that saliva is good to help digest food.. But the problem i have is, i never feel thirsty and my mouth never ask for water as

I am 38 years old.. My mouth generates too much saliva.. Assuming i have overactive salivary glands.. What i have read so far is that saliva is good to help digest food.. But the problem i have is, i never feel thirsty and my mouth never ask for water as

See MD: Causes of saliva overproduction include pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, oral ulcers, and oral infections. Treatment should be directed toward the underlying cause. Some patients find relief with use of mouthwash and tooth brushing, which might have a drying effect. If concerned, see MD for evaluation. ...Read more

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What is good for clogged salivary glands?

What is good for clogged salivary glands?

Major or Minor?: A partial obstruction of the duct of one of the major salivary glands (ie parotid, submandibular) with a sialolith can sometimes be treated conservatively with ample hydration, heat application, promoting salivary flow with candy, and sometimes an antibiotic is needed. When you say "clogged" i assume partial obstruction. Follow dr. Hinson's advice though, and see an oral surgeon for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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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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What are salivary gland disorders?

Salivary disorders: You have 6 major and hundreds of minor salivary glands. They make saliva (spit), which is important for oral hygiene and digestion. Your 6 main glands are the paired parotid (in cheeks), submandibular (under the jaw) and lingual (in the floor of the mouth). A "disorder" would encompass many problems like infection, blockage (salivary stones), inflammation, tumors, etc. ...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