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Dr. Amber Patel
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Sialolithiasis (Overview)

Dr. Jamali gave a great answer. These stones are most commonly found in the submandibular gland, and parotid gland where stones can obstruct wharton's duct. It is frequently associated with chronic infection, dehydration but in many cases are of unknown etiology. These stone can sometimes be massaged out, surgically removed an sometimes may spontaneously come out on their own.


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What is the treatment for sialolithiasis?

What is the treatment for sialolithiasis?

Cialolithiasis: Stones in the salivary glands treatment depends on the size of the stones. For small stones, hydration, nsaids, moist heat & sucking on citrus fruit. For larger stones, surgical removal. Sometimes, to prevent infection, antibiotics are used. ...Read more

Dr. Amber Patel
23 Doctors shared insights

Sialolithiasis (Overview)

Dr. Jamali gave a great answer. These stones are most commonly found in the submandibular gland, and parotid gland where stones can obstruct wharton's duct. It is frequently associated with chronic infection, dehydration but in many cases are of unknown etiology. These stone can sometimes be massaged out, surgically removed an sometimes may spontaneously come out on their own.


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My mom gets sialolithiasis, so am I likely to get it later?

My mom gets sialolithiasis, so am I likely to get it later?

Not necessarily: Salivary stones are not always genetic. However drinking plenty of water can sometimes help. Also, a small stone can often be passed with the help of sour candy - such as lemon heads. This can increase the flow of saliva, helping to flush stones out. ...Read more

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What do you recommend for sialolithiasis?

What do you recommend for sialolithiasis?

Sialolith: Milking (massaging) salivary gland (under you jaw) or parotid gland (along side in front of ear) depending on which gland is affected. Chew something sour to stimulate salivation. In rare cases may need surgery. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: sialolithiasis?

What is the definition or description of: sialolithiasis?

Salivary stones: Dr. Jamali gave a great answer. These stones are most commonly found in the submandibular gland, and parotid gland where stones can obstruct wharton's duct. It is frequently associated with chronic infection, dehydration but in many cases are of unknown etiology. These stone can sometimes be massaged out, surgically removed an sometimes may spontaneously come out on their own. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for sialolithiasis?

Cialolithiasis: Stones in the salivary glands treatment depends on the size of the stones. For small stones, hydration, nsaids, moist heat & sucking on citrus fruit. For larger stones, surgical removal. Sometimes, to prevent infection, antibiotics are used. ...Read more

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My mom gets sialolithiasis, so am I likely to get it later?

Not necessarily: Salivary stones are not always genetic. However drinking plenty of water can sometimes help. Also, a small stone can often be passed with the help of sour candy - such as lemon heads. This can increase the flow of saliva, helping to flush stones out. ...Read more

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What is m.R.S.A.?

What is m.R.S.A.?

See below: Methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus. It is a bacteria (s. Aureus) that is resistant to methicillin, an antibiotic. This makes it resistant to several other standard antibiotics and also gives it a unique virulence due to its genetics. ...Read more

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Can you die from s.V.T?

Can you die from s.V.T?

Usually not serious: Death from svt must be extremely rare, if ever. It is usually managed as outpatient. ...Read more

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What is sjögren’s syndrome?

What is sjögren’s syndrome?

Dryness arthritis: Typically it is dryness of eyes, mouth, arthritis, swelling of salivary glands. ...Read more

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My b/s is 564 what should I do?

My b/s is 564 what should I do?

Need to seek trtmt: I am not an expert here but having elevated blood sugars this high for too long can be life threatening and lead to permanent organ damage. Could land you in a diabetic coma. You need to seek medical attention with an internist, family practice doc, or endocrinologist to get this under check. ...Read more

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How is sjögren’s formally diagnosed?

How is sjögren’s formally diagnosed?

Several ways: History, physical examination, lab tests for sjogren's antibodies and on occasion a "lip biopsy" removing some minor salivary glands from inside the lower lip to examine them microscopically. ...Read more

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Hello my name 's benz. I have a headag?

Sorry: Sorry, you're going to have to clarify your question. ...Read more

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What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

What medicines should be taken in i.b.s?

Depends: Depends on what type of IBS you have… Constipation type we have a few different medications, for diarrhea type there are fewer options. Before diagnosing yourself with IBS though, make sure you have colonoscopy and EGD and labs done and an examination as IBS is what we call a diagnosis of exclusion, where we "rule Out" other causes then call it IBS. ...Read more

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What are some of the manifestations of p.T.S.D?

What are some of the manifestations of p.T.S.D?

PTSD symptoms: Persistent re-experiencing of a traumatic event that threatened death or serious injury, or that one witnessed in another. Persistent avoidance of stimuli which might remind one of the event, and generalized numbing. Symptoms of increased arousal such as intense anxiety, difficulty falling asleep, nightmares if you do sleep, exaggerated "startle" responses, and hypervigolance are also common. ...Read more

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What are the chances of getting military waiver (s)?

What are the chances of getting military waiver (s)?

Possible MOS reclass: Are you asking about a waiver to get in, or to stay in? Regs to get in are of course more stringent than regs to stay in. After you've gone through Basic, AIT, and spent time serving, the military will rightly try to keep you, since you have valuable training & experience. It all boils down to safety. You've got to pass the PFT & perform basic soldiering duties in an austere environment to stay in ...Read more

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Is there any contraindicatios /ri s k s w I t h b 12 shots?

Is there any contraindicatios /ri s k s w I t h b 12 shots?

Risk of B12 shots: No. Except it is an injection and may cause some pain. Vitamin b 12 is a water soluble vitamin, which means if you have enough in your body the excess will pass in the urine.It can also be given in oral form, but absorption is unpredictable, and nasal spray which is comparable to shots but costs more. There is no contradiction except I don't recommend in children and young adults as they don't need it. ...Read more

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I s oral sex ok?

I s oral sex ok?

Yes: ... Unless most other species of mammals are doing something profoundly wrong. Do remember the risk of some sexually transmitted diseases (famously syphilis and gonorrhea) is very high with oral sex. And you are crazy to have any kind of sex leading to ejaculation with a woman you do not know very well -- nowadays you may be tricked into becoming a father. ...Read more

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What’s a fitbit?

What’s a fitbit?

A pedometer: This is a small clip like device that measures the number of steps you take. It also measures the flights of stairs that you climb and estimates calories burned. It is synced with your computer and keeps track of calories eaten if you fill that in by computer or smart phone.
You can look at how you do compared to others your age. ...Read more

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What’s a panacea?

What’s a panacea?

Panacea: Something that can cure everything. Example: antibiotics are not the panacea of the common cold. ...Read more

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S o b and very tired?

S o b and very tired?

Needs an evaluation: Shortness of breath is not normal, unless it is the mild, temporary shortness of breath with sports activities (but even then, one must be sure he is not having more shortness of breath than his sports peers have). Possible reasons for shortness of breath include heart attack, heart arrhythmia, heart failure, fluid around the heart, fluid around or in the lungs, asthma, chestwall tightness, etc... ...Read more

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Best tips for headache s?

Best tips for headache s?

Headache diary: The best all-around tip for headaches is a headache diary. This includes the timing and severity of your headaches, what you were doing prior to, etc. Also important is what you do for them and whether it works. Here's a helpful link to get you started.
http://www. Headaches. Org/for_professionals/headache_diary. ...Read more

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Can a man' s porn finished?

Can a man' s porn finished?

Unclear question: Would you please clarify your question.
Unless you are obsessed with porn to the extent that it is interfering with your daily functions, it will not do harm, though you would be better to limit your exposure to porn. Some porn, like child porn is illegal.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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What does haemoglobin s do?

What does haemoglobin s do?

Cause trouble: Hemoglobin s is the substitute inherited hemoglobin in those with sickle cell anemia. This is protective against malaria but is not helpful away from malaria areas. It causes the blood to clot inappropriately, leads to susceptibility to infections, causes clotting and of course low blood count. ...Read more

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Is a person born with m.S.?

Is a person born with m.S.?

No: As with other autoimmune diseases, your body develops the "ability" to attack itself. You are not born with this ability, but you can be born with a tendency to develop it. ...Read more

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What can I do with headache s?

What can I do with headache s?

Needs attention: Headaches are a common but often benign problem. However, persistant symptoms do require evaluation. This is especially so when the problem is of recent onset, represents a change from a usual pattern or is associated with other symptoms like blurred vision or disruption of sleep. You should discuss the problem and its history with your doctor to determine what tests and treatment are needed. ...Read more

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What s new in cure of diabeteis?

What s new in cure of diabeteis?

No cures: Go to the ada or diabetes research foundation for the latest info on type 1 and 2 dm. ...Read more

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How did ebola get into the U.S.?

How did ebola get into the U.S.?

Ebola: Ebola reached the US through infected individuals. ...Read more

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How do I operate a t.E.N.S unit?

How do I operate a t.E.N.S unit?

Hand controls: The tens is adjusted by a hand held controller which usually contains the batteries. You may need a little trial and error. Our office uses the national company emsi which has sales reps that will personally instruct the patient. ...Read more