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What causes salivary gland disorders?

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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Usually...

The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen.
Dehydration is a common cause. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes.

In brief: Usually...

The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen.
Dehydration is a common cause. This can be initially treated with hot compresses, good hydration (lots of water) and sour foods/liquids taken 5-10x/day (vinegar, lemon juice, sour candies, etc). Ask your doctor for details about what he/she thinks the problem is. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial

In brief: Many

Depends on the disorder. Causes can be radiation, a stone in the gland, infection, presence of a tumor or cyst in the gland.
There are autoimmune diseases like, sjogren's syndrome that can affect the glands. Consult with your doctor.

In brief: Many

Depends on the disorder. Causes can be radiation, a stone in the gland, infection, presence of a tumor or cyst in the gland.
There are autoimmune diseases like, sjogren's syndrome that can affect the glands. Consult with your doctor.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
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