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What causes pain and problem swallowing?

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Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Question: I have a problem of swallow parotid gland time to time. It causes severe pain. The pain comes from just under my left ear. Can anyone suggest what could be the issue?

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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (43 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You are having chronic recurrent parotitis .

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for the query.
As per your clinical history it appears that you are having chronic recurrent parotitis .
If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you
Antiseptic chlorhexidine Mouth Wash twice daily to maintain oral hygiene ,
Plenty of fluids for hydration ,
anti inflammatory analgesic Paracetemol + Ibuprofen combination after meal for pain & swelling and
Macrolide Antibiotic azithromycin for infection .

Investigation needed Complete blood count & USG parotid area .

Here my suggestion is that you should consult your ENT doctor for thorough examination, necessary investigations and treatment.

Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help.
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Krunal Karade (3 minutes later)
I forgot to mention, I get the pain if I take alcohol. 4 times out of 5 when I take alcohol, I get the pain. Does that match the symptom as you suggested?

Thanks.
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Answered by Dr. Krunal Karade (21 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Alcohol will stimulates production of saliva .

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for the follow up query.

Alcohol will stimulates production of saliva from parotid glands & if its duct is partially obstructed due to inflammation or dilatation or stones , it become swollen & cause pain .

Complete blood count & USG of parotid area will confirm the diagnosis .

You will get symptomatic relief with above mention medication .

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

Regards.



Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes pain and problem swallowing?

Brief Answer: You are having chronic recurrent parotitis . Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for the query. As per your clinical history it appears that you are having chronic recurrent parotitis . If I were your treating doctor, I would advice you Antiseptic chlorhexidine Mouth Wash twice daily to maintain oral hygiene , Plenty of fluids for hydration , anti inflammatory analgesic Paracetemol + Ibuprofen combination after meal for pain & swelling and Macrolide Antibiotic azithromycin for infection . Investigation needed Complete blood count & USG parotid area . Here my suggestion is that you should consult your ENT doctor for thorough examination, necessary investigations and treatment. Hope I have answered your query. If you have any further questions I will be happy to help. Regards.