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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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Can sialadenitis cause lymph nodes to become inflamed?

Can sialadenitis cause lymph nodes to become inflamed?

Yes: This sounds more like a viral infection. As to the question on sialadenitis and lymph nodes, the answer is possible given that lymph node enlargement is usually a manifestation of an immune response to inflammation. ...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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