Answer to what is parotitis

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Mewsley, May 22, 2003.

  1. Mewsley

    Mewsley New Member

    A couple of people asked me what this is. It is an infection of the salivia glands called the parotid glands at the side of your jaw. It is very painful like having the mumps. He says it is caused by TMJ. I am on antibiotics and will be thankful when I can eat again without having+++pain.As I said every day is a new adventure or should I say problem.
  2. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    I am one of the ones who asked. I have an enlarged salivary gland (but it is the sub-maxillary, not the parotid) and my ENT told me it is due to my grinding my teeth all the time, not to my TMJ.
    I've said this before but, go to two docs and you'll get two different dx's, go to three and get three different dx's, go to four and you'll get four different dx's, etc.
    I'm glad you have a way to treat it.
    Klutzo
  3. momkatmax

    momkatmax New Member

    Go to:

    http://cardio.ucsf.edu/housestaff/Chiefs_cover_sheets/parotitis.pdf

    Adobe file on parotitis.