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PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:55 pm 
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For at least a few months my parotid gland under my left ear has been swollen.If I rub it or massage it my mouth fills with saliva.After 10 seconds saliva stops but after 15 minutes I can rub it again salivia may flow again.If so it does always stop after rubbing.My right side isn't effected at all but I always dose under left side of tongue.
The 1st time I noticed it I looked like I had just left dentist office but I rubbed it a few times and it went away.
I'm wondering if anyone else has had anything like this happen.
If my right side did the same thing I'd think nothing of it.Also under my tongue feels different on each side.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 9:01 am 
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A couple things in the differential diagnosis-- there has been a resurgence in cases of mumps, even in some cases in vaccinated people.

People can also get recurrent staph infections in the parotid (one of my relatives had them on her teens). That condition can become dangerous if untreated.

Finally, stones can form-- almost like kidney stones, but in the parotid duct. This is often a consequence of poor hydration.

You need a doc, cultures to check for infection, and then treatment -- usually with antibiotics and frequent massaging of the parotid.

BTW, it isn't saliva-- it is pus.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 05, 2014 11:51 am 
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I'll have my doctor take a look.


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