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Swollen salivary gland in neck. Little improvement after taking antibiotics

the salavia gland in throat at right side of my neck sometimes swell after eating any type of food and after few minutes ,it return back to original position. my name is GEETA ,completely vegetarian ans age is 44.This problem has seen by ENT Specialist ,givin me antibiotics for ten days but it cured me less. kindly advise
Asked On : Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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Hello and welcome to HCM
The history that you have mentioned- swelling of salivary glands after eating food and getting back to normal after some time points toward inflammation/ infection of the salivary gland.
This infection/ inflammation can be due to obstruction of the salivary duct due to stone, food stasis, desquamation of the ductal lining.
Since, it is an infective/ inflammatory condition in majority of cases, antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs have to be taken.
This will relieve the pain ans swelling.
However, if it is not subsiding you need to consult your treating doctor for further investigations.
Good oral hygiene prevents these kinds of inflammatory conditions.

Thank you and take care
Dr Shailja P Wahal
Answered: Sat, 17 Nov 2012
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