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semi-large lump on lower jaw line just appeared 24 hours ago.

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semi-large lump on lower jaw line just appeared 24 hours ago. Very sore even to gentle touch
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. James Schwartz replied 8 years ago.
Hello,
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<br />Is it down by your chin, or up more toward your ear (what we call the angle of the jaw)?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

Age: 37; Female, Pennsylvania


Already Tried:
tylenol
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
neither it is circular and located rite in middle of jaw btwn ear and chin
Expert:  Dr. James Schwartz replied 8 years ago.
Sounds like parotitis, or inflammation of the parotid gland, which is the main salivary gland. In this condition the parotid gland becomes painful and swollen. The usual cause is a virus. Sometimes there is a little calcium stone that forms and clogs the salivary duct.

Get some lemon hard candy and such on them frequently. This will stimulate saliva production and help drain the swelling. If you have a fever, then you should be evaluated by your doctor.

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