Blocked and infected Salivary glands

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Blocked and infected Salivary glands

by gr0619064 on Thu May 25, 2017 12:49 PM

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Hi All

It has been a few years since i have posted here. I am five years out. Three months ago I woke up with a 104.5 fever and a slollen right side of my face only(three times its size. I was admitted to the infectious disease ward in my hospital because they could not find anything wrong. Five days later an ENT came to see me and told me I had a blocked sliva gland. well yesterday it happened again on the left side of my face. I am wondering if anyone has heard of this happening. I feel that this is some wierd effect of past radiation.

Thanks 

Gary

RE: Blocked and infected Salivary glands

by Sdurnell on Thu May 25, 2017 10:30 PM

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Gary,

Good luck getting to the bottom of this strange condition.  What did they do to help last time?  The fever would seem to indicate presence of some kind of infection;  was that the case?

This sounds very uncomfortable--I hope you get some relief soon.

Susan

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by SkanJim on Fri May 26, 2017 04:58 AM

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Gary,

Look into photobiomodulation treatment. This is an emerging therapy with a soft tissue laser. I think the University of Pittsburg Dental School did a study recently with excellent results.  Good Luck!

Be well everyone,

Jim

RE: Blocked and infected Salivary glands

by gr0619064 on Fri May 26, 2017 10:07 AM

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Thanks for the info Jim-but all indications is that it has nothing to do with my teeth-but who knows?

Gary

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by gr0619064 on Fri May 26, 2017 10:10 AM

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Thanks Susan-it has been a while since we spoke. Yes it is an infection. taking strong anibiotics. making another appointment with my ENT to try and find the root cause.

Gary

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by SkanJim on Sat May 27, 2017 12:12 AM

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Gary 

The low level laser treatment is used on your salivary glands to help "get your cells right". Here's a link to a PDF. I am still looking for the Pittsburgh study.

https://dspace.mit.edu/openaccess-disseminate/1721.1/104862

If the link doesn't work let me know and I can email you the PDF.

Be well,

Jim 

RE: Blocked and infected Salivary glands

by gr0619064 on Sat May 27, 2017 11:06 AM

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Jim

Thank you so much for this information and the time it took you to find it. This was most helpful and I will bring it to the attention of my ENT when I get to my appointment

Gary

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