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Old 06-12-2006, 03:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I felt a lump on my neck and went to my Primary Care Physician. She told me that I had stones in my saliva glands. She sent me to an Ear, nose, throat doc to confirm. The Ear, nose, throat doc said that it was most likely stones in my saliva gland and to eat lemons to get more saliva to get rid of stones. He also said if it bothers me too much, we can take it out :

No, I am NOT having this cut out, thank you! I was wondering if anybody had this and tried alternative stuff, Chinese, homeopathic, etc.????
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My first approach would be dietary - sour foods in particular. It doesn't have to be lemons - any sour-tasting food or drink that you enjoy would work well. Just do it frequently over the period of a few weeks, and you should be good to go. Chewing gum (particularly some of the more tart flavors) would also be a good idea. It's likely that your salivary gland will clear these on its own, with a little assistance.

There's no reason to have surgery (or other treatment) for this, imho, unless it becomes a big symptomatic problem. They generally clear on their own with lots of lemon drops.

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Thanks! I have this problem for over 3 yrs......but I never did the sour foods EVERY DAY. I will try that.
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my dh just went through this. We thought he had mumps at first because they were in one of his partoid glands and it swelled up. The pressure from the gland caused his ear and throat to hurt also.

The doc gave him some painkillers to take when the pain was too bad to sleep through and otherwise took a wait and see approach. About 2 months later, the pain is minimal and the appear to be clearing on their own.

Definitely give lemons, limes, or some of that nasty super sour candy that pre-teen boys torture each other with a try
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