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Swollen Salivary Glands Under Tongue Treatment
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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What do you suggest if my husband's gp diagnosed a swollen salivary gland and is sending him to see an ENT. What can we expect in the way of tests and treatment?
Don't worry: It might be something as simple as a course of antibiotics and a wait and see approach. Could include blood tests and a biopsy. ...Read more
Main salivary gland under tongue is swollen. Neck under the right side of my jawline is swollen a lil also. Neck swelling goes up & down. Any ideas?
Salivary Gland stone: You may have either an infection of the salivary gland on the right side (submandibular gland) or may be a stone blocking the duct of the gland. It probably swells when you eat and then goes down as the saliva passes the obstruction. See an ENT physician to check your salivary glands. ...Read more
Was high on Cocaine for 5 hours 3 days ago for my first time Still experiencing fever, dry mouth, swollen eyes/salivary gland Recovery time?
Swear off, OK?:
Even if you did a large amount, it would be out of your system by now. In fact, effects are not expected at all after ~5 hrs. Here's info: http://drug. Addictionblog. Org/how-long-does-cocaine-stay-in-your-system/
If you had enough to be toxic - you might have died, so you were lucky this time. Don't press your luck. Steer clear of it. Also it can be 'laced' w/ poisons. It's a bad thing! Best wishes ...Read more
Are there any salivary glands located in the very lower cheek between the jaw and cheek, inside the mouth? If so, what are they and can they swell?
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
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
Check it out first..: I would highly recommend that you have it examined. You want to rule out stones, infection, cysts, and other salivary diseases. Proper diagnosis and prompt early treatment is imperative to good care and recovery. ...Read more
Not usually.: Over eating combined with a very poor oral hygiene, infected gums, or oral infections, throat infections, ear infections, which can be passed on through salivary ducts to salivary glands can lead to salivary gland infections, & hence the swelling. The other reason can be salivary stones, if the block the ducts. At meal time, when salivary glands produce saliva, the glands swell up. ...Read more
Everytime I eat my salivary gland under my tongue swells and after a few minutes the swelling goes down. Is something wrong?
I can feel salivary gland in my cheeks just wondering. Is this normal? No pain just feel them when I brush tongue over the area
Seek exam: Minor salivary glands are microscopic. See your dentist to determine what you are actually feeling with your tongue. ...Read more
Not likley: The two two are likely unrelated.Get a more detailed answer ›
Could be: One of he symptoms with celiac disease is "dry mouth" due to the changes that occur in the composition of the saliva in the gland (see http://www. Medicinaoral. Org/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/medoralv13i9p559-doenca-celiaca. Pdf) this could lead to mucus plugs which could cause the glands to swell. Remember celiac is a disease of the digestive system and any part of that system could be affected. ...Read more
Celiac disease: This is an understudied area. Celiac disease has an autoimmune background and increased risk of oral mucosal and dental abnormalities. One study showed that celiacs have a higher chance of developing canker sores. This can cause swollen salivary glands. One other study showed lower chances of salivary cariogenic microflora in celiacs. So this is controversial. Don't forget to rule out sjogren's. ...Read more
Wharton's Duct: On either side of the lingual frenum, the skin that looks like a vertical wall under your tongue. ...Read more
Definitely.: Very commonly, people with Sjogren syndrome will have enlarged parotid glands. Parotid glands are the large salivary glands in front of your ear. If enlarged, this can make your cheeks or jaw look more full. ...Read more
Vibrating/ticklish feeling on my salivary gland under my tongue. What can cause me to have these sensations?
Not sure: I would suggest seeing an ENT physician, oral surgeon, or oral medicine specialist. ...Read more
Bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue. What could it be?
I have bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be, what to do?
Please help there's bump filled with blood on my salivary gland under the tongue not on the tongue what could it be?
Multiple causes: Without a good clinical exam it is impossible to say for sure. There could be a blockage in the duct of the salivary gland in which case you will feel swelling under the tongue on one side. There are also blood vessels under the tongue that can appear to be large. Only a careful exam by a professional can determine the cause. ...Read more
I have an uncomfortable, tingling sensation under my tongue (salivary glands?) that comes in pulses. I have no other symptoms. Will this go away?
Examination needed: By a dentist to see if you have any salivary glands stones, mostly happens in sublingual salivary glands, and that sensation you feel is probably from obstruction and subsequent congestion of the gland, ...Read more
I have pain under the tongue, Saliva gleeks out and a little white discharge from between the salivary glands beneath the tongue and it is painful?
Possibilities...: Canker sore, salivary duct stone, smoking-related, more. If persistent or progressive, please get your health provider or dentist to take a look. ...Read more
Salivary glands on right side under tongue painful when eating and now have chronic uncomfortable tingling under my tongue. Has happened twice before?
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
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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