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How Do You Treat Swollen Salivary Gland When It Is Inflamed?

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Posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2024
Question: I have skogrens syndrome. The gland in my jaw is swollen and painful from in front of my ear down to my neck on the right side. Could it be infected. How do you treat swollen salivary gland when it is inflamed?
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Ivan Romich (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
few approaches

Detailed Answer:
Hi and thank you for your query.
First, it seems like you suffer from parotitis which is inflammation of parotid gland located below your ear along jaw and upper neck. Parotitis is common in Sjogren disease since it is result of clogged salivary gland duct.
Parotitis means that there is inflammation in your parotid gland and this inflammation can be viral, bacterial or autoimmune. In most cases no surgery is erquired. It is treated with adequate hydration (drink enough fluids), massage (slowly massage the swollen area), heat (apply heat pads), antiinflamamtory drugs such as brufen or paracetamol. In some caes antibiotics are reuquires such as amoxicilin. Steroid or BOTOX injections are used in doctor's office in advanced cases and such cases are seen if fever pus secretion or progressive swelling is present.
So if you have any doubts about it you should consult your doctor or ENT. WIsh you good health. Regards
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How Do You Treat Swollen Salivary Gland When It Is Inflamed?

Brief Answer: few approaches Detailed Answer: Hi and thank you for your query. First, it seems like you suffer from parotitis which is inflammation of parotid gland located below your ear along jaw and upper neck. Parotitis is common in Sjogren disease since it is result of clogged salivary gland duct. Parotitis means that there is inflammation in your parotid gland and this inflammation can be viral, bacterial or autoimmune. In most cases no surgery is erquired. It is treated with adequate hydration (drink enough fluids), massage (slowly massage the swollen area), heat (apply heat pads), antiinflamamtory drugs such as brufen or paracetamol. In some caes antibiotics are reuquires such as amoxicilin. Steroid or BOTOX injections are used in doctor's office in advanced cases and such cases are seen if fever pus secretion or progressive swelling is present. So if you have any doubts about it you should consult your doctor or ENT. WIsh you good health. Regards