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What do you do for an abscessed salivary gland?
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Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
6 doctors agree
In brief: Antibiotics
Generally, oral or IV antibiotics will work fine for it.
However, if not improving, may need surgical drainage, particularly if you have a stone in the gland or duct.

In brief: Antibiotics
Generally, oral or IV antibiotics will work fine for it.
However, if not improving, may need surgical drainage, particularly if you have a stone in the gland or duct.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
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Dr. Thomas Yash
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Viral or bacterial
If the gland is infected by bacteria then it can be treated with antibiotics.
The method of application( oral, IV or im) will be up to your physcian. Viral infections cannot be treated with these medications. The symptoms are treated until the viral infection takes it course. See your md.

In brief: Viral or bacterial
If the gland is infected by bacteria then it can be treated with antibiotics.
The method of application( oral, IV or im) will be up to your physcian. Viral infections cannot be treated with these medications. The symptoms are treated until the viral infection takes it course. See your md.
Dr. Thomas Yash
Dr. Thomas Yash
Thank
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