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Parotitis, mild swelling of parotid gland, jaw area, severe one-sided chills and sweat, difficulty in speaking. Taken antibiotics and orange juice. Appropriate treatment?

Hello Dr. Ramesh M.Cachharajani, as you said I took ultrasound of the Parotid gland , and the result is mild swelling of the parotid glands, and no calculi or abnormality.. but still i am have mild swelling around the jaw area and mild pain and severe one-sided (left) chills and sweat.. Doctor pls help me out of what to do now?? Hi I am 32 yrs old male; I am suffering from parotitis ( mumps ) for the past 45 days. One month back I went to a doctor with Jaw pain and swelling, he said I got parotitis and sunmandibular adenitis and prescribed me heavy antibiotics, which made me very weak; and then I consulted another doctor and he said I should not take antibiotics as mumps is a virus infection and since I took heavy antibiotics I got weak, so he asked me to stop the antibiotics and take complete rest and have orange juice. I used to have orange juice regularly (4-5 times per day), but i didnt get cured. Then when I was browsing 2-1/2 weeks back i found citrus fruit will aggravate parotitis (mumps)... and i stopped that also; now I feel the swelling of the salivary glands and pain, and one sided chills and very hard to speak...can anyone give me suggesstions of what to do? thanks in advance...
Asked On : Mon, 2 Apr 2012
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hi, thanks for your query.salivary gland problems will be associated with decreased salivary flow, foul smell through mouth,fever.please check whether you have any decayed teeth in relation to that region. if not please undergo blood test for increased blood salivary amylase.please do visit oral and maxillo facial surgeon for further treatment.hope this is helpful.
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