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Symptoms Of Parotitis
Painful: Parotitis is the inflammation of the parotid gland. It is usually caused by dehydration and sometimes salivar gland stones. Patients experience swelling and sometimes significant pain. Treatments requires: warm compress, massage to area, rehydration, sialogogues (anything that makes ur mouth water-sour candy) and antibiotics. Can be worse in diabetics or those with weak immune system. ...Read more
Can bacterial parotitis last 5 or 6 weeks? Going to ent swelling for 5 weeks doc said paratitis took amoxicillin and levofloxacin none helping swell
Swelling from an: infection can last days to weeks after the initial insult to the tissue, depending on the location. For parotid gland infection, it would take more time for swelling to go down, especially if there is a stone obstructing the parotid gland. If there are no stones per ENT physician, then use warm compresses to help the swelling. If it still hurts, you may need longer antibiotic treatment. ...Read more
7 weeks of swollen partoid gland .but can't feel lumps feel normal.doc think paratitis my nurse sister said was wrong meds doc gave me .cancer scare?
Parotitis???: Most common thing that causes swollen parotid gland is infection with Mumps virus. Did you get the MMR vaccine when you were younger? When u get parotitis it obliterates thje angle of the jaw. you move back along the bottom of jaw bone and as it moves up towards your ear you can't feel it because of swollen gland. You decide who was right- Doc or Sis. Paro cancer very rare!!! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer