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Doctor insights on: Painful Parotid Glands After Drinking Alcohol

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What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

What can cause the parotid glands to become painful?

Stones...masses: Inflammatory processes inside the parotid gland can cause pain. This can be from a stone/sludge blocking the drainage system or from a lump in the gland from a tumor. Positive signs- reapidly developing swelling, pain, foul taste in the mouth when you press on the face. Bad signs- change in the movement of the face muscles, trouble swallowing. Get checked out by an ENT soon. ...Read more

Dr. Gregg Albers
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Alcohol Consumption (Definition)

Alcohol is available in many beverages, from beer and wine to the more potent distilled spirits, such as gin, rye, and whiskey. There appear to be at least small health benefits of small amounts of alcohol use (fewer than five drinks per week), especially of red wine Excessive alcohol use can lead to addiction and severe social and physical complications. Excess long term alcohol use is the most common cause of cirrhosis of the ...Read more


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What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

Many things: Cysts, tumors, occluded ducts, salivary duct stones, and mumps virus( bilateral swelling) are most common. ...Read more

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What can cause a bilateral cyst in parotid glands?

What can cause a bilateral cyst in parotid glands?

Hmmmm: Sjogren's, head/neck radiation, genetics, dehydration. Get some lemon drops to promote salivation. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of swollen parotid glands after dehydration?

How do I get rid of swollen parotid glands after dehydration?

Water: Drink a lot of water and suck on hard candies. This will thin the saliva and increase salivation which should allow the glands to return to normal size. ...Read more

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What does multiple infiltratine non-enhancing lesions of both parotid glands nd floor of mouth means?

See your doc soon: Did you have a ct scan or sialogram x-ray of face/neck area? Non-enhancing generally means the contrast dye or some metabolically active substance injected at time of test did not enter the involved area. Infiltrate usually refers to abnormal soft tissue inside an organ or gland. Below is a very good site below for parotid disease and issues http://www.Parotidmd.Com. ...Read more

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I have lesion on both of my parotid glands and on the floor of my mouth nd a enlarge thyroid what does this means?

See ENT: Bilateral parotid enlargement could be from diabetes, liver disease, cirrhosis, hiv, anorexia, bulimia, protein calorie malnutrition, fatty infiltration, or autoimmune disease. An enlarged thyroid could be from autoimmune thyroid inflammation. Warthins tumors can be bilateral. Need to have this evaluated. ...Read more

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How can you tell the difference between facial swelling caused by TMJ and swelling caused by problems with salivary (parotid) glands?

How can you tell the difference between facial swelling caused by TMJ and swelling caused by problems with salivary (parotid) glands?

Facial swelling: Tmj facial swelling is quite rare even with advanced TMJ disease. The joint is deep and beneath the skull base encased in a very dense capsule making expansion onto the face unlikely. The glands and parotid in particular are quite a bit less "encased" and any inflammatory or other cause of swelling is usually more visible. Often overlooked other causes (ie wisdom teeh ) require an exam. ...Read more

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I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?

I have multiple lesions dealin with my salivary gland which is the parotid glands  n enlarge thyroid n nodule can those lesion be benign or malignant?

Yes: Your lesions can be either benign or malignant and it can be a difficult diagnosis even after removal. But some experts advise removal in either case since even benign growth can make surgery more risky later. The nerves in the area are important for eating, talking and - of course - your facial expressions and attractiveness. Find an ENT you trust to get this under control. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Can you decrease enlarged parotid glands?

Wrong Diabetes: The most common cause for enlarged parotid glands is Insulin resistance. Remember the first stage of carb metabolism is "amylase" produced by the salivary glands. 25% of the population is severely Insulin resistant. To imply a surgical correction of hypertrophied parotids is ridculous. Parotid hypertophy is associated with metabolic syndrome., cure: diet and metformin. ...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