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What do you recommend for sialolithiasis?
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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Sialolith
Milking (massaging) salivary gland (under you jaw) or parotid gland (along side in front of ear) depending on which gland is affected.
Chew something sour to stimulate salivation. In rare cases may need surgery.

In brief: Sialolith
Milking (massaging) salivary gland (under you jaw) or parotid gland (along side in front of ear) depending on which gland is affected.
Chew something sour to stimulate salivation. In rare cases may need surgery.
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
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David Miller
Family Medicine
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In brief: Lemon candy
Parotid gland stones can be distressing, especially when the whole side of your face swells up.
A good starting point is to suck on some sour lemon candy. The acidity in the candy is often enough to dissolve the stone. If you start showing any signs of infection (fever, local warmth, purulent discharge) then see your doc right away.

In brief: Lemon candy
Parotid gland stones can be distressing, especially when the whole side of your face swells up.
A good starting point is to suck on some sour lemon candy. The acidity in the candy is often enough to dissolve the stone. If you start showing any signs of infection (fever, local warmth, purulent discharge) then see your doc right away.
David Miller
David Miller
Answer assisted by David Miller, Medical Student
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Dr. Gail Altschuler
Great answer David. I would make one clarification. Sucking on a lemon or sour candy increases saliva which may push the stone out. It also helps to drink lots of water and use warm compress and gentle massage.
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