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Sialadenitis


Other Names for this Disease

  • Adenitis, salivary gland
  • Salivary gland inflammation
  • Sialoadenitis
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Treatment

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How might sialadenitis be treated?

The initial treatment for sialadenitis is antibiotics active against S. aureus. Hydration, ingesting things that trigger saliva flow (such as lemon juice or hard candy), warm compresses, gland massage, and good oral hygiene are also important. Abscesses need to be drained. Occasionally, in cases of chronic or relapsing sialadenitis, a superficial parotidectomy or submandibular gland excision is needed.[1]
Last updated: 9/17/2014

References
  1. Clarence T. Sasaki. Sialadenitis. Merck Manuals. September, 2013; http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/ear_nose_and_throat_disorders/oral_and_pharyngeal_disorders/sialadenitis.html. Accessed 9/17/2014.


Clinical Trials & Research for this Disease

  • ClinicalTrials.gov lists trials that are studying or have studied Sialadenitis. Click on the link to go to ClinicalTrials.gov to read descriptions of these studies.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Adenitis, salivary gland
  • Salivary gland inflammation
  • Sialoadenitis
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.