Acute parotitis- treatment options??
Hello, I have a 16-year-old daughter. She is staying in her boarding school. She has recently come to home due to vacation. Suddenly she got fever for two or three days and with a left-sided facial swelling that had arisen within the previous 24 hours. She denied any dental problems. We took her to physician. On examination, she had an obvious large tender swelling of the left side of her face. She was generally unwell. She has been diagnosed with acute parotitis. I would like to know the treatment options for this condition. Please share.
@honey Parotitis is an inflammation of one or both parotid glands, the major salivary glands located on either side of the face, in humans. The parotid gland is the salivary gland most commonly affected by inflammation. If there is pus or a fever, or if the infection is known or thought to be bacterial, antibiotics may be prescribed. If there is an abscess, surgical drainage or aspiration may be done. Good oral hygiene, with thorough tooth brushing and flossing at least twice per day, may aid healing and help prevent an infection from spreading. Warm salt water rinses (1/2 teaspoon of salt in one cup of water) may be soothing and keep the mouth moist. Drink lots of water and use sugar-free lemon drops to increase the flow of saliva and reduce swelling. Massaging the gland with heat may help.