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What is sialadenitis?

What is  sialadenitis?

Salivary gland prob: Sialadenitis is inflammation, typically infectious but can be autoimmune, of one or more of the salivary glands. We have 3 main glands on either side of the face, and the biggest troublemakers from an inflammation standpoint are the parotid and submandibular glands. Usually being dehydrated or otherwise sick can predispose. An ENT can help sort out the underlying cause and offer treatment. ...Read more

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What is xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis?

What is  xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis?

Blockage of a gland : Blockage of a salivary gland, most often the parotid gland but can be seen in other glands and even organs like the kidney. Sometimes mistaken for a malignancy which is highly unlikely at your age. ...Read more

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Just diagnosed with sialadenitis, what exactly is this?

Just diagnosed with sialadenitis, what exactly is this?

Sialadenitis is: Sialadenitis is an inflammation of the salivary gland. It can be bacterial, viral, autoimmune or of unknown etiology. See the following website for more basic information. This should be discussed with the doctor who diagnosed you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/sialadenitis. ...Read more

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FNAC right infra auricular swelling from many years and shows features of sialadenitis..plus chronic tonsilitis what precautions should i take?

FNAC right infra auricular swelling from many years and shows features of sialadenitis..plus chronic tonsilitis what precautions should i take?

Unsure. Hydration?: The cytology report did not specify if the FNA of the swelling was taken in the tonsil or salivary gland. (Or both? I'm confused) I wonder if something was left unexamined or if the main "mass" or problem was missed. A sialogram could show a stone (goes with sialadenitis), in which case drinking lots of fluid is preventative. (Dry mouth can be caused by fluoxetine). See ENT or use HT Prime for ans ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Cold: Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more

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What is fat?

What is fat?

Stored energy: Fats chemically are organic hydrocarbons chains.They are highly energy dense[fats have a high concentration of carbon energy by weight]fats can be liquid[oil] or solid[eg lard] at room temperature.In man fat is stored primarily in cells called adipocites which are distributed below the skin and in organs. Fat cells have many metabolic effects but their primary metabolic effect is energy storage. ...Read more

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