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What are the treatment options for swelling over left superficial parotid gland ?

hi,i have 1.2 by 1 cm. swelling of left superfacial parotide gland .what are the optiones i have ?can it be reduced by medicines ?will it grow and i will have to undergo surgery ,if left as it is
Asked On : Sun, 5 Feb 2012
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello there,

Thanks for writing your query.

There are various causes of parotid gland swelling,few of the following-

1. Inflammation of the parotid tissue known as parotitis.

2. Bacterial and viral infection.

3. Stone in the salivary duct.

4. Sjogren's syndrome associated with lack of tears and saliva.

5. Last but a rare cause is tumor in the gland.

So i would suggest you go to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and get the thorough examination done including x-ray and FNAC and biopsy (if needed) and take a symptomatic treatment.

Hope this will be helpful.

Take care.

Dr.Gunjan GUpta
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Shefali Gupta's  Response
Hi ,
Thanks for asking query,
It seems that you are mumps , it is a viral infection of parotid gland leading to swelling unilateral or bilateral, headache,fever, vomiting, pain.
It takes 2 to 3 weeks to get normal.
I suggest you take rest , plenty of fluid , visit your physician he will give you symptomatic treatment for fever and pain accordingly.
hope this will help you.
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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Dentist Dr. Farah Hussain's  Response

Hello there ,

Thanks for writing your query,

Inflammation of the parotid tissue known as parotitis.

It may be caused due to several reasons such as :

Mumps caused by viral infection,
Bacterial infection,
Sjogren's syndrome,
formation of Stone in the salivary duct,
infection of the tooth spreading to the parotid gland or duct.


exact diagnosis can be made only after clinical examination and evaluation by taking radiographs.

i would suggest you to get and OPG radiograph done which will help in diagnosis and accordingly treatment can be planned .

consult an oral surgeon and get the examination done.

i would suggest you to start with a antibiotic and analgesic course consulting your dentist , which helps in subsiding the swelling and relives pain.

i hope this helps ,

take care.
Answered: Mon, 6 May 2013
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Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. Mayank Bhargava's  Response
Jan 2013
HELLO & WELCOME TO HCM FORUM

YOU MAY PAROTID GLAND INFECION AND ABSCESS FORMATION, THIS CONDITION MAY BE TREATED BY TAKING ANTIBIOTICS AND PAINKILLER.

YOU SHOULD CONSULT TO SURGEON / PHYSICIAN IF YOUR CONDITION WONT IMPROVE AND THEN YOU SHOULD ALSO GO FOR FEW TEST: COMPLETE BLOOD COUNT, ULTRASOUND IMAGING OF PAOTID GLAND

TAKE CARE & GET WELL SOON

DR.MAYANK BHARGAVA
Answered: Sun, 5 Feb 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Ashwini Kolur's  Response
HI, I will try my best to answer your query,
Swelling of parotid gland can be due to infection ,stone or any tumor in the parotid gland, you can get confirmation by getting an ultrasound and a small procedure called FNAC, for that you need to consult a general surgeon.
Hope my answer will help you
Answered: Sun, 5 Feb 2012
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