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Wife on antibiotics for sinus infection, 3 days. Swollen/painful parotid gland, some ear pain. Could this be related to the sinus infection?

Wife on antibiotics for sinus infection, 3 days. Swollen/painful parotid gland, some ear pain. Could this be related to the sinus infection?

No, but: No, but sinus infections are often misdiagnosed. The only way to tell for sure if it's a sinus infection is with an xray. Did she have one? Best solution is to make sure she has seen an ENT doc for diagnosis/treatment. ...Read more

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


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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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Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal.Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones.Causes?

Have painful, very swollen parotid gland, wcc and virus studies normal.Ultrasound revealed whole gland swelling, no stones.Causes?

Not enuf info: Need to know how long this has been going on, whether WBC is normal or not, whether biopsy has been suggested, etc. Sounds as if you have been going through a progressive detailed evaluation and suggest you continue with this knowledgeable physician. ...Read more

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What could cause swollen parotid glands?

Blockage: While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. ...Read more

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Whats causing swollen parotid glands?

Whats causing swollen parotid glands?

Many causes: Irritstion from infection (mumps) obstruction from tumor or stones are some of the more common causes but there are many potential reasons. ...Read more

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How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

Water: Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. ...Read more

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What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

Many possibilities: See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor. ...Read more

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Please tell me can digestive disorders cause swollen parotid glands?

No : They could be the comorbid conditions., but the salivary glands may become inflamed and swollen because of infection, tumors, or stones. If concern see your PCP for more information. ...Read more

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Where do I get digestive disorder and swollen parotid glands taken care of?

Gastroentrerologist: Start with a gastroenterologist. They may also make another referral because the digestive disorder may not be related to the parotid glands. ...Read more