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I have swollen glands under my left ear. The side of my face

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I have swollen glands under my left ear. The side of my face and neck on the same side are also swollen. What should I do?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Hello, this is Dr. David. I have read your question and am ready to help.

this could be a swollen or infected of the parotid gland called sialadenitis of the parotid. a blocked salivary duct can cause this, an infection can cause this. other things can cause this. you should try warm compresses on the area and try sucking on lemon drops or something citrus. this can stimulate the salivary gland to make sore saliva and can push open the blockage.

if you try this for a day or two and it does not work, you should see your doctor and get a prescription for some antibiotics to help fight a possible infection.

let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
Could this be the mumps or some kind of ear blockage?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
most likely not the mumps if no fever.

if you are hearing ok, probalby not an ear blockage.

the parotid gland is the largest salivary gland that we have and is in front of and slightly below the ears on both sides.

when it gets blocked it can swell up something aweful.

try the tricks I mentioned and hopefully the blockage will clear.

let me know if you have questions

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