Author Topic: Swollen Parotid Gland  (Read 2650 times)

Offline Mrs. Dugger

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Swollen Parotid Gland
« on: September 12, 2006, 05:29:43 AM »
My husband has a very swollen parotid gland (the one the swells up when you have the mumps).  He doesn't have the mumps though because it is responding to heavy-duty antibiotics.  We had to see the doctor and start the antibiotics because it swelled so big it was interfering with his ability to eat and it was putting tremendous pressure on his ear and jaw.  The doctor said there was no indication that it was caused by anything in his mouth, like a gum infection, but she couldnt' say what it was from.  Just curious if anyone has ever heard of this happening or what it could be caused by.