Is salivary glands infection contagious?

Salivary gland infns. These infections are not usually contageous. Most salivary gland infections are due to staphylococcus aureus or oral flora stuck behind a stone or a 'pinched off' salivary duct. Rarely, enteric flora can cause infection usually in persons in nursing homes. Viral infections rarely cause swollen salivary or parotid gland infections now days as most are immunized against mumps.

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My glands are swollen under my tongue, if I have a salivary gland infection is it contagious?

Not likely. A salivary gland infection is not very common and and it is also not very contagious. You may have blocked salivary gland which will make it swollen and painful. If it is not a salivary gland that is swollen but rather a lymph node, your mouth/oral/ respiratory infection is more contagious . Read more...

I think I might have a salivary gland infection. How can I tell and what should I do?

Swelling. Usually, you will have some swelling of the infected gland, maybe a bad taste and pain in the area. Fevers are uncommon. Often the swelling of the gland will smaller and larger around mealtimes. Read more...
See Dentist . Swelling and tenderness on pressing the saliva gland or pus coming from the gland opening are signs of saliva gland infection. See your dentist for diagnosis and treatment options. Read more...
See an Oral Surgeon. We are not able to tell you how to diagnose yourself over the internet. See an oral surgeon to determine what you have and what treatment would be appropriate. Read more...

I have a salivary gland infection, my brother has one last week. Have I caught it off of him?

Possibly. see a dentist for evaluation and treatment many possibilities. Read more...
It depends. on the type of infection that caused a swollen salivary gland. If the swollen salivary gland is caused by mumps, yes it is contagious. Swollen salivary glands due to obstruction are not contagious. Read more...
Possible. Possible if infective disorder like Mumps. See ENT doc for diagnosis/recommendations. Read more...

Whats a salivary gland infection?

Salivary gland . Any tissue in your body can become infected. You have 3 pairs of major salivary glands. One in front of your ear (parotid), one under your jaw (submandibular) and one under your tongue (sublingual). They can become infected, especially in diabetes or dehydration. Read more...

Home remedies for salivary gland infections?

Try this. If it is very mild then a combination of hot moist soaks to the gland, vigorous hydration with water and sugar free lemon candy can be of benefit in hopefully stimulating salivary flow and alleviating whatever obstruction is causing problems with the gland. Anything more than just a mild irritation, though, should be treated with antibiotics. Read more...

What can be done for a salivary gland infection?

Antibiotics plus. The first thing is to make sure it's just an infection and not a cyst or tumor. Infection can typically be treated with antibiotics initially. I usually request that patients use sugar free hard sour candies and hydrate aggressively. If this is unsuccessful, or if infection recurs immediately, the gland can be flushed. Read more...
A number of things. We usually start antibiotics and suggest sour lemon candies to increase the flow rate of saliva. It is important todigureout the cause, as you can develop salivary stones and these need to be removed if present. Read more...