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This can be a serious infection of the salivary gland involving the nerves supplying the face.
This sounds urgent.
Antibiotic needs to be started.
Usually augmentin or levofloxacin is used.
It is better to go to the ER tonight.
Do you have any fever?
also you have the swollen glands for this long?
did you see any ENT specialist for further work up?
At thi point, your infection has definitely gotten worse.
Now, there is also risk of malignancy.
Salivary gland malignancy can cause these symptoms as well.
This can only be diagnosed by the biopsy of the gland.
I will also suggest a CT scan of the neck soft tissues to look for any underlying tumor.
I will suggest so for tonight.
Then you need to discuss with your doctor about CT scan and biopsy.
That is surprising as swollen gland for this long should be given due importance.
that is unfortunate.
But your life is important --so better care is necessary.
That is very furstrating.
I think you need to find a different specialist.
But first, you should go to the ER so that the process can be started tonight.
do not give up.
this is treatable.
Yes they should--your symptoms are serious.
I am sure you will get the right help from a good physician.
you should say your face is numb, pain and swelling has worsened.
These are serious signs for clinical evaluation.
Also you have fever