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What is the treatment for blocked parotid gland?
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Dr. Jayde Steckowych
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Stimulate Salivation
1. Push oral fluids 2.
Warmth and massage to the gland 3. Squirt lemon juice into your mouth about every 30 minutes to stimulate salivation. Can also use a very sour sugarless gum.

In brief: Stimulate Salivation
1. Push oral fluids 2.
Warmth and massage to the gland 3. Squirt lemon juice into your mouth about every 30 minutes to stimulate salivation. Can also use a very sour sugarless gum.
Dr. Jayde Steckowych
Dr. Jayde Steckowych
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Dr. Dale Tylor
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery - Pediatric
In brief: Medical or surgical
Stay hydrated = #1.
Can use sialogogues (sour foods) to stimulate saliva, massage of gland, warm compresses and sometime antibiotics. A minimally invasive procedure "sialendoscopy" can be performed to let the surgeon see inside the duct and rinse out salivary "sludge" and endoscopically retrieve small stones if present. Rarely you would have to have the gland removed.

In brief: Medical or surgical
Stay hydrated = #1.
Can use sialogogues (sour foods) to stimulate saliva, massage of gland, warm compresses and sometime antibiotics. A minimally invasive procedure "sialendoscopy" can be performed to let the surgeon see inside the duct and rinse out salivary "sludge" and endoscopically retrieve small stones if present. Rarely you would have to have the gland removed.
Dr. Dale Tylor
Dr. Dale Tylor
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Dr. Ted Leem
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Surgery can help
If the conservative measures fail, minimally invasive sialendoscopy can help in certain situations.

In brief: Surgery can help
If the conservative measures fail, minimally invasive sialendoscopy can help in certain situations.
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem
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