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Swelling In Parotid Glands
Can dry mouth cause swelling of parotid gland ? I changed blood pressure meds that helped ent has me taking mucinex and nasal saline 3 times a day
Needs evaluation!!: Ask your MD about 'Sjogren's Syndrome'... especially if you have any existing auto-immune problems. Stay Well !-) ...Read more
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I had a CT scan of my neck today to check swelling in my parotid gland. I was wondering if your sinuses would show up in this scan also?
Yes: but not a great view the picture will be focused more lateral and behind some of the sinuses. But there will be views of the sinuses. ...Read more
I going to ent nov7 I had just swelling on my parotid gland for 5 weeks doc didn't feel no Tumor he said more inflamed . My chances good of no cancer?
Parotid : Parotid cancers are not that common, but when they do, they invariably present as a distinct mass or tumor. Non-distinct swelling of the glands is typically infection or inflammation. Could also be vascular or lymphatic. I think your chances are pretty low for cancer based on what you have described. Wishing you the best with your ENT visit! ...Read more
Parotid swelling: Not really sure what your question is. It is not normal to have swelling of any kind in most instances, especially if it has lasted a while. It could be something as simple as a clogged duct, or a cold in the gland, or something more serious. I would see your physician asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: The parotid gland can become swollen for a few reasons, infection, blockage, or benign growth. If you have hiv, your immune system is likely not as strong as it could be to fight the infection. Regardless, a parotid gland infection usually needs medication to resolve. If the swelling is due to other than infection, than a different treatment would be needed (other than medication). Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had swelling off and on on parotid gland for 2 months .ent says no mass .could it be a stone even though no pain when I eat ?
Salivary gland: The parotid glands are paired salivary glands. They are the biggest of the major salivary glands (others are submandibular glands and sublingual glands). The parotid gland is located below your ear, extends forward underneath the skin of your neck, and travels inferiorly to your neck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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