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Swelling And Pain In Facial Lymphatic Glands

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In conjunction with a headcold, I recently experienced a swollen gland in the mandible (jawline) - the supramandibular, which caused further swelling up in the cheek area - in the buccinator gland (thank goodness for internet where we can actually learn the names of these glands!) I felt like the elephant woman on one side with minor pain and discomfort. The first lot of antibiotics didn't work so a second stronger lot seemed to reduce the swelling but the specialist indicated that it may have been viral and just had to run its course rather than the antibiotics actually working. Can anyone tell me how this infection occurs and what is actually happening as my cheek area is still very tender and it's now 2 weeks later. Can an infection still be there? Cheers GeckoGal65
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replied February 8th, 2011
Hey I was just wondering if you ever found relief. I have the exact same problem with my supramandibular and buccinator glands. I have been searching all over the internet for answers and am having no luck. I don't know if I should see a doctor or just wait it out. any information well be greatly appreciated.
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replied February 8th, 2011
Jerad, sorry, I can't actually remember how long it took to recover fully but I did and I've had no trouble ever since. So whether it was the antibiotics that worked or whether it was viral and just had to work itself out of my system, I really don't know. I would go and see a doctor to be certain, and they may actually know whether its bacterial or viral.
Good luck.
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replied September 5th, 2011
reply to facial swelling
when you have swelling in the facial glands, it will be noticed around the jaw line and under the neck. these are your salivary glands. my husband has this problem now. it is caused by obstruction to these glands, in his case from dipping tobacco and not rinsing after dipping. always use listerene before bed. this also will cause mumps. the infection from this is usually treated by antibiotis, (ciproflaxin) It hs been 3 days now and hopefully he will look normal agin in a couple of days.check websites to better explain. facial gland swelling.
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