In August, I went to Urgent Care with terrible pain and swelling on the left side of my face, jaw, neck, by my ear. I was told I had parotidis and given antibiotics and pain medication. It persisted, so I was sent to an ENT. He did a CT scan and sent me to a rheumotologist as he thought the cause was autoimmune ( I have other issues with autoimmune problems ). The rheumotologist did all kinds of tests, indicated everthing looked ok. Sent me back to the ENT as there were small crystalized stones. The ENT said he couldn't help me and suggested I go to another ENT.
It is now November. The pain continues to be worse as well as the swelling. What do I do? It is wearing me down.
There could be a block in the parotid gland draining duct which could be causing the inflammation and swelling of the parotid gland. This needs to be surgically corrected for effective drainage of the gland.
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