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Parotid Or Salivary Gland Problem


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Does anyone have any problems with parotid glands? If I eat even a tiny amount of anything that is acidic such as OJ, lemon, tomato etc, I immediately get slight swelling in my glands but only on one side & it is very uncomfortable. This has been going on for months. I've eliminated foods with salicylates & that doesn't leave much to eat. I can't understand if it is an allergy why both sides wouldn't be effected. I've been to my PCP & ENT more than once & they don't know what it is. Could it be a nerve damage or something caused from Dys? I'm tired of everything I eat causing my face to swell. I've probably asked this before but I'm hoping someone will eventually have an answer. Thanks.

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You may have a plugged duct, and the recommendation I've received from a head/neck surgeon is to eat the stuff that is sour to get the stuff through. Having this does not mean both sides need to be affected. A head and neck surgeon or an oral surgeon (who does tooth implants), is who to see.

P.S. The only thing that really helped me get rid of this parotid gland problem was an anitbiotic named Ceftin 500mg 2X/day for 2 weeks. It was one of the more difficult things to get rid of, as "regular" doctors (not specialists), did not know the right antibiotic, nor the correct amount to prescribe for the most effectiveness.

You need a knowledgeable doctor to help with this.

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