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allergic reaction in salivay glands???

  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 22, 2007
  • 01:56 PM

i have had this problem for years. My salivary glands will swell very large i sont know what causes it. I dont ever know when it will happen. i have to take benadyrel which knocks me out. after about 24 hours it will go back to normal but my face feels like someone just kicked me there. i thought it was food i was allergic to but i can not eat anything and it will happen.


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  • My son has the same symptoms and we don't know what is causing it. But his left ear area or salivary glands are getting as big as a golf ball with swelling and very painful to the touch and he doesn't want to eat hard foods.Our doctor did a ct scan and said nothing is blocking the glands and suggested we have allergy tests done which for a 6 year old I guess will be very painful with about 35 shots. Any help would be greatly appreciated.....Thanks.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 5, 2007
    • 01:10 AM
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  • Does it occur when you eat?If yes, more than likely you have "stones" in your salivary gland. I had a ton of them. An oral surgeon diagoses this. They will put a cathader into the duct of the salivary gland and shoot some die in. they take an x-ray. The die show's where the blockage is. Sometimes they don't show up on a CAT scan unless they use dye. Hope this helpsOH, the reason why it goes down is because the saliva is seeping past the blockage over time. So I don't think the benedryl is actually doing anything except for allowing you to get some sleep.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 4, 2008
    • 06:16 AM
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