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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi AAAAAAA
User :   hi doctor
Doctor :   How Can I help you?
User :   i have a question about salivary gland
Doctor :   sure
Doctor :   r u htr?

User :   about 4 days ago, when I was licking my inside cheek after I ate, I found little lump on both sides, right next to my upper teeth. I went to our student health center to check it up, and the physician told me that they are my salivary glands, and from looking at them she doesn't think it's anything bad or serious, can be just some mild infection
User :   yea
Doctor :   R u thr?
Doctor :   ok
User :   my salivary glands were never like that before
Doctor :   Do you have any pain?
User :   just a little bigger
User :   nothing that bothers me. and i don't really suffer any pain anywhere on my bod
User :   body*
Doctor :   Do you feel anything when your tongue touches that spot ?
User :   i feel it's a little lump
Doctor :   How old are you?
User :   no pain
User :   20
Doctor :   Do you have any other health problems? asthma/ allergies?
User :   not that I know of
Doctor :   Do you smoke or drink alcohol/ if yes how much/how often?
User :   nothing on my medical record
Doctor :   ok
User :   i dont smoke
User :   but i drank sometimes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   how much water do you drink per day?
User :   hmm
User :   not too much.
Doctor :  
a rough estimate will do
Doctor :   If you are not having any pain- there is most probably nothing to worry about
User :   just...whenever I feel thirsty
Doctor :   Just count and drink around 2 liters of water per day- thats roughly 10 glasses - and thats only plain water
User :   ok
Doctor :   don't count any other fluids- coffee/tea etc that you may drink

Doctor :   that will help
User :   what is might be? salivary gland stone?
Doctor :   stones will usually cause obstruction- and swelling with pain as saliva gets blocked
Doctor :   leading to an infection and more pain
Doctor :   If you have already had this since 4 days it is unlikely
User :   i see
Doctor :   It is most probably a mild infection- usually viral
User :   i see
Doctor :   Just make sure you get plenty of fluids and keep up the water intake
User :   i also have very very slight cold syptoms
User :   symptoms*
User :   like
Doctor :   ok
User :   a little phlegm, and a little stuffy nose
Doctor :  
If you develop any pain/fever- you will need to see your physician for a physical examination again
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Since when do you have this cold?
User :   4 days ago
Doctor :   Are you having a cough/ itchy throat ?
User :   no
User :   but my throat start to feel a little tight
Doctor :   Ok- do warm saline gargles and rinse your mouth before going to bed as well
User :   ok

Doctor :   you take a regular Multivitamin( if you are not taking one)
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   ok doctor
User :   that's basically it. i hope it's nothing serious

Doctor :   you should be alright
Doctor :   I have a question for you- where did you hear about us
User :   and I will drink more water, take vitamin, keep my mouth extra clean before going to sleep
User :   i searched online doctor help online
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   I hope you found this chat useful AAAAAAA
User :   it is! i like it
User :   definitely benefiting the society
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   Hi again AAAAAAA
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