Suggest treatment for salivary gland infection

Posted on Thu, 11 Jun 2015 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: Need to understand causes of throat gland pain and other possibilities of severity which are possible in xray/ultrasound.Also patient has 4.5 month old baby girl.
Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Patient is having left sub mandibular sialadenitis-Salivary gland infection

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the query.

I have read your query , seen picture , reviewed medications and understand your concern.

As per your clinical history & picture it appears that patient is having left sub mandibular sialadenitis ( Salivary gland infection ).

Other common causes for throat salivary gland pain seen in ultrasound is
Sialolithiasis (salivary stones)
salivary gland tumors- benign/malignant &
sialectasis ( dilatation of duct ) .

If I were your treating doctor , I would advice
get Ultrasound of neck with salivary glands done as advised by your doctor .
You will know cause for throat gland pain .

Continue drugs & gargles as advised , patient will get relief .

Hope this answer helpful to you . If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vinay Bhardwaj
Follow up: Dr. Krunal Karade 7 hours later
Thanks for the reply Dr.Would like to what would have caused this type of infection? Any poor food consumption, etc?
Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade 7 hours later
Brief Answer:
Most common cause for sialadenitis is poor oral hygiene.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for the follow up query.

Most common cause for sialadenitis is poor oral hygiene , dental caries & infected tonsils .

Betadin gargle twice daily as advised will take care of poor oral hygiene .

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Shanthi.E
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