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Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What is sialoadenitis?

Sialoadenitis is an inflammation or infection of one or more of your salivary glands. A small stone can block the salivary gland and cause inflammation. Infection may be caused by a virus or bacteria. You can develop sialoadenitis on one or both sides of your face.

What increases my risk for sialoadenitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of sialoadenitis?

How is sialoadenitis diagnosed?

Your healthcare provider will ask about your symptoms and examine you. You may need a blood test to check for infection. An ultrasound or other imaging tests may show stones or any pockets of pus.

How is sialoadenitis treated?

How can I manage or prevent sialoadenitis?

When should I seek immediate care?

When should I call my doctor?

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