Overview

A salivary gland infection occurs when a bacterial or viral infection affects the salivary gland or duct. The infection can result from reduced saliva flow or the blockage or inflammation of a salivary duct. The condition is called sialadenitis[read article]

Tests for Salivary Gland Infection

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A sialogram is a test used to diagnose a blocked salivary gland or duct in your mouth. The procedure uses X-rays. It is also called a ptyalogram. The salivary gland...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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A skin culture is used to test for germs that affect yourskin, fingernails,ortoenails. A skin culture might be called a mucosal culture if it involves the mucosa me...  More
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Surgical Procedures for Salivary Gland Infection

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Incision and Drainage of Skin Abscess
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Sialolithotomy
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Complete Sialoadenectomy
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Prescribed Medications for Salivary Gland Infection

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CEFAZOLIN (sef A zoe lin) is a cephalosprin antibiotic. It is used to treat or prevent certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or ot...  More
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CEFDINIR (SEF di ner) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infe...  More
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CEFDITOREN (sef DIT or in) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral...  More
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CEFOPERAZONE (sef oh PER a zone) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other...  More
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CEFOTAXIME (sef oh TAKS eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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CEFPODOXIME (sef pode OX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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CEFTAZIDIME (SEF tay zi deem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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CEFTIZOXIME (sef ti ZOX eem) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vir...  More
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CEFTRIAXONE (sef try AX one) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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CEPHALEXIN (sef a LEX in) is a cephalosporin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral i...  More
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CIPROFLOXACIN (sip roe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other v...  More
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CLINDAMYCIN (KLIN da MYE sin) is a lincosamide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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DICLOXACILLIN (dye klox a SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other ...  More
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LEVOFLOXACIN (lee voe FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vi...  More
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MOXIFLOXACIN (mox i FLOX a sin) is a quinolone antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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NAFCILLIN (naf SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infec...  More
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OXACILLIN (ox a SILL in) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other viral infe...  More
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VANCOMYCIN (van koe MYE sin) is a glycopeptide antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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Self Care for Salivary Gland Infection

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Apply Warm Compresses
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Russian massage is a massage therapy technique developed in the former Soviet Union. It is most often classified as a sports massage.  More
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Salt Water Gargles
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