My salivary gland is swollen, please could you suggest some home remedies or natural cure?

Home cures for swollen salivary glands

Salivary glands are microscopic in size, so it would be quite impossible for you to determine whether it is these glands that are swollen. There are three pairs of salivary glands that make up most part of this function, as well as a number of really tiny ones all over your tongue and cheeks. For an inflamed throat or general tonsil area, you must consult a doctor in order to determine exactly what the problem is. Any kind of swelling that has persisted for over a couple of weeks needs to be medically examined to determine what it is. Sometimes, it could simply be an infected throat, or an infection in some part of the throat. In more dire cases, it could also be the beginning to a tumor, which first manifests itself as a swelling in the throat area.

If you have ruled out anything serious, you can follow some simple methods for relief. Gargle with hot water several times a day to get relief from the swelling. A dash of salt added to this will also help to get relief from the painfulness. If you add a pinch of turmeric powder to this water, it will also help to heal your throat. Turmeric has antiseptic healing properties. You can also have a teaspoon of honey to which a few drops of ginger juice have been added. This will also help with easing soreness.

answered by G M

Salivary glands play a vital role in keeping our mouth moist. It is due to these glands that we are able to generate saliva in our mouth. The glands also produce saliva when we are eating. If your salivary gland is swollen then it is advisable to get a complete examination by a medical practitioner. In some cases a swollen salivary gland is indicative of mumps. Swollen salivary glands could indicate that you have other medical conditions. You could be suffering from salivary gland stones. These are nothing but small stones which are formed right inside the salivary glands. Although there is no study about the exact reason for the development of these stones doctors believe that the development of these stones is linked to a reduction in the amount of food intake. Dehydration is another possible reason for this problem.

You can help ease your condition by ensuring that you are not dehydrated. Drinking periodic glasses of water will help you remain hydrated. A minimum of eight glassed of fluids should be consumed. You should also ensure that you eat regularly. Smoking could also be responsible for this medical condition and should be avoided.

answered by G R

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