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Author Topic: bi-lateral blocked salivary glands  (Read 1425 times)

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Offline steve1965

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bi-lateral blocked salivary glands
« on: July 07, 2007, 04:47:51 PM »
Has anyone else experienced blocked salivary glands? I am recovering from this and am going to see an ENT specialist soon. I want to verify whether or not the blockages have passed yet. I wonder if any drugs may make us more prone to this? I know that some meds will cause kidney stones too but did not think they would form in the salivary glands.
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Re: bi-lateral blocked salivary glands
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2007, 06:28:11 PM »
Involvement of the salivary glands is common with active HIV infection and may not respond to steroid or antibiotic/antiviral approaches.  The cause could also be from another infection or a domino effect of other HIV- and non-HIV-related issues.  I haven't heard of any specific meds doing a number on the glands on their own.

Best let the ENT have a look and not get worked up over it beforehand.

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Offline whizzer

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Re: bi-lateral blocked salivary glands
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2007, 08:19:43 PM »
Which salivary gland do they think is blocked?

Offline steve1965

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Re: bi-lateral blocked salivary glands
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2007, 02:32:28 AM »
It would be both parotid glands.
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