How to get rid of swollen parotid glands?

Treat the cause. The parotid gland is one of the major salivary glands and swelling of the glands can be from a number of causes. You need to have a thorough evaluation to determine what is causing the swelling before you can treat it.

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How do I get rid of swollen parotid glands after dehydration?

Water. Drink a lot of water and suck on hard candies. This will thin the saliva and increase salivation which should allow the glands to return to normal size. Read more...

Where do I get digestive disorder and swollen parotid glands taken care of?

Gastroentrerologist. Start with a gastroenterologist. They may also make another referral because the digestive disorder may not be related to the parotid glands. Read more...

What causes the parotid glands to become swollen and painful?

Parotid gland. It can be blocked duct and is building up, which can cause pressure. See an oral surgeon for an exam. Read more...
Mumps. Check with your md. If it is not mumps, then you could have a blocked salivary duct. Read more...
A few things.... If it is both sides, you may have the mumps, although other viruses can also cause this. If it is one side, it could be an infection, inflammation, a cyst, or perhaps some blockage from infection, inflammation or a sialolith (salivary gland stone). Your physician (or an oral surgeon) should be able to determine the cause with a personal examination, a medical history and some tests if necessary. Read more...
Many things. Cysts, tumors, occluded ducts, salivary duct stones, and mumps virus( bilateral swelling) are most common. Read more...

What causes enlarged/swollen saliva/parotid glands?

Many possibilities. See an oral surgeon or ENT physician for a diagnosis. Among other things it could be a blocked salivary gland or a tumor. Read more...
Various Issues. Glandular swellings, be they salivary or specifically parotid may be caused by systemic diseases of bacterial or viral origin: traumatic, metastatic or metabolic origins. The important issue is that no swelling should be overlooked and professional care should be sought to identify the etiology and propose a treatment. See your dentist or md for further information. Read more...

Whats causing swollen parotid glands?

Many causes. Irritstion from infection (mumps) obstruction from tumor or stones are some of the more common causes but there are many potential reasons. Read more...

What could cause swollen parotid glands?

Many things. Viral infection, bacterial infection, tumors from which pleomorphic adenoma would be the first. Read more...
Blockage. While my colleague is correct, the reasons given are rather more rare than the simplest explanation: blockage. Calcium deposits or firm stones of calcified elements can cause the parotid gland to swell. It happens when people even look at a pickle, an start the juices flowing. Sialography or a sialogram can tell where the blockage is and how best to treat it. Rule out significant disease first. Read more...

Please tell me can digestive disorders cause swollen parotid glands?

Parotid glands. There are several conditions that can cause swollen parotid glands.. We cannot make a diagnosis without evaluating your condition. See an oral surgeon for the parotid gland. If you are concerned about digestive problems see your primary care or a GI doctor. Read more...
No . They could be the comorbid conditions., but the salivary glands may become inflamed and swollen because of infection, tumors, or stones. If concern see your PCP for more information. Read more...

How can someone with sjrogren's syndrome decrease swollen parotid glands?

Water. Drinking water and sucking on hard candies sometimes helps, but frequently the enlargement with sjogren's is permanent. Read more...

I am 59 yo woman experiencing day 3 of bilateral painful, swollen parotid glands affecting all 3 major glands. I have a low grade temp. Suggestions?

Mumps. I think you may have the mumps. This disease is usually a kids' disease, but lately adults are getting it because they were protected from it as youngsters. There used to be "mumps parties" to make sure every kid got it, developed the antibodies and was safe from it for a long, long time. Many parents are too protective now. Read more...
Painful glands. There are many reasons for swollen glands. Your 1st visit should be with the physician. Read more...