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Left side of face swollen, numb. Has bump along the jaw line. What could it be?

my left side of my face is swollen and numb and first it started thursday night with the inside of my mouths lower jaw sore with a mouth sore but when i looked i didnt see anything...then the next morning my face was still swollen and i felt bunches of little sores and when i scratched it off my check the sores were left side of my face is swollen and itches like i went to the dentist and the numbness is wearing left side of my face is swolled itchy and has a bump along my jaw line
Asked On : Thu, 31 Jan 2013
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As per discussion you must had parotitis or other sub mandibular salivary gland blockages or infection
Salivary gland infections are viral or bacterial infections of the saliva-producing glands
The two largest salivary gland are the parotid glands, one in each cheek over the jaw in front of the ears. Inflammation of one or more of these glands is called parotitis, or parotiditis
Viral infections such as mumps often affect the salivary glands
An examination by the health care provider or dentist will show that the salivary glands are enlarged. Pus may drain into the mouth
Most salivary gland infections go away on their own or are cured with treatment
If there is pus or a fever, antibiotics may be prescribed.
If there is an abscess, surgery to drain it.
Practice good oral hygiene.
Brushing your teeth and flossing thoroughly at least twice per day
. If you are a smoker, stop it
Warm salt water rinses
Drink lots of water and use sugar-free lemon juice
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