Formation of Salivary stones and mucus plugs can be prevented by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day. Sucking on sour, sugarless candies can also help in making more saliva.
Parotitis is the inflammation in one or both of the parotid glands. The two salivary glands are present inside each cheek over the jaw in front of each ear. The Parotitis may range from acute to chronic. Acute parotitis is the inflammation that goes away in a short period of time without any treatment while chronic parotitis includes persistent inflammation of parotid glands.
Depending upon the severity of the condition the causes of parotid gland include:
- Bacterial infection
- Viral infections
- Blockage of saliva flow
- Autoimmune diseases
Symptoms of Parotitis
Acute parotitis symptoms include :
- Sudden facial pain
- Swelling that worsens with salivation
- Redness and tenderness
- Draining of pus into the mouth
Acute Parotitis symptoms may include :
- Swelling around the parotid gland
- Dry mouth
- Milky secretions
- Foul taste in mouth
- Fever and chills
- other signs of infection
Some people may develop salivary stones and mucus plugs. Formation of Salivary stones and mucus plugs can be prevented by drinking plenty of fluids throughout the day. Sucking on sour, sugarless candies can also help in making more saliva. However, such candies should be eaten in a moderate amount as binging on large number of sugarless candies can lead to diarrhea. Consult a dentist for proper oral care health.
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