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What Causes Pain In The Submandibular Gland Area?

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Posted on Wed, 19 Oct 2016
Question: Hello, I have had submandibular pain for 2.5 months, been to several doctors multiple times they all prescribe antibiotics and no help. I've had a ct scan of sinus cavities and salivary glands and all was clear. I have had tho pain for some time now in the submandibular gland area,hard to swallow in the same area. Also the pain goes away while sleeping
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Answered by Dr. Shafi Ullah Khan (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Needs workup and management

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for asking
I read your question and i understand your concern. With pain in submandibles and normal workup for sinuses and glands i believe its the sore throat pain and should respond to supportive care with pain killers and good oral hygiene. Also dental workup should be done to rule any pain radiation from gums and teeth nearby. Allergies and gastric acis reflux problem should be looked for as well.Also neurological examination should be performed to assess swallowing reflexes and gag reflexes and muscles involvements in it. Lets wait for your tuesday workup and see what comes up.
Till then i would suggest ibuprofen for pain , salt water and garlic water gargles and mouth rinses. See if it helps.
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What Causes Pain In The Submandibular Gland Area?

Brief Answer: Needs workup and management Detailed Answer: Thank you for asking I read your question and i understand your concern. With pain in submandibles and normal workup for sinuses and glands i believe its the sore throat pain and should respond to supportive care with pain killers and good oral hygiene. Also dental workup should be done to rule any pain radiation from gums and teeth nearby. Allergies and gastric acis reflux problem should be looked for as well.Also neurological examination should be performed to assess swallowing reflexes and gag reflexes and muscles involvements in it. Lets wait for your tuesday workup and see what comes up. Till then i would suggest ibuprofen for pain , salt water and garlic water gargles and mouth rinses. See if it helps.