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.

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What is xanthogranulomatous sialadenitis?

Chronic inflammation. It is a type of chronic inflammation of the salivary glands.
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.

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.
Sialadenitis. Is a bacterial infection of the salivary glands due to the blockage of the salivary ducts. Saliva is important lubricant for chewing, speaking, swallowing and protecting your teeth. Salivary stones, infection and cyst are common salivary gland problems. Salivary glands infection must be treated to prevent salivary glands abscess.
Sialadenitis. Is inflammation of a salivary gland. It may be subdivided temporally into acute, chronic and recurrent forms. Chronic and recurrent form acute attacks are managed with conservative therapies such as hydration, analgesics, sialogogues to stimulate salivary secretion, and regular, gentle gland massage. If infection is present antibiotic therapy ie amoxicillin/clavulanate or clindamycin.