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My submandibular gland on the left side of my face below my

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My submandibular gland on the left side of my face below my jaw line is swollen. I have no fever, no chills, and no other symptoms. Is this a blockage, infection, or both?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Oncology
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

this is most likely a blockage by a salivary stone blocking a salivary duct causing it to swell up

try using warm compresses on your cheeks and sucking on hard candy and lemon drops and drinking plenty of water to help push out the blocked stone.

in many cases this will work to help relieve the blocked saliva pressure

if it doesn't work, then you need to go see an ENT doctor about it

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