3 doctors weighed in:
What are possible treatments for salivary gland disorders?
3 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Depends
The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen.
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: Depends
The most common problem is "sialoadenitis" where the gland gets blocked up, and becomes painful and swollen.
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
Thank
Dr. Ronald Achong
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
In brief: Depends
There are several disorders and it depends on the diagnosis.
Antibiotics are prescribed to treat infections. Surgery can be recommended for cyst or rumors of the gland. You will want to consult with your doctor.

In brief: Depends
There are several disorders and it depends on the diagnosis.
Antibiotics are prescribed to treat infections. Surgery can be recommended for cyst or rumors of the gland. You will want to consult with your doctor.
Dr. Ronald Achong
Dr. Ronald Achong
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Arnon Rubin
Board Certified, Internal Medicine
20 years in practice
162K people helped
Continue
107,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors