Welcome to our community. I'm not a medical professional, so don't really know but personally, I've had a salivary gland infection not too long ago and it just awful. I flew a few mos ago and during the flight it acted up from the pressure I guess! They think I had a small stone. Have they done an ultrasound to try to confirm or rule stones out? Although you mentioned it was a mis-diagnsosis.
Allergies with swelling can take a very long time to go down or go away ... and that includes ears. Sometimes, something as simple as milk is the trigger for swelling and affects the ears, throat, lungs (asthma), etc. etc. May be worth a try to eliminate milk but, of course, get your dr's permission, etc.
Keep us posted,
Thanks C. I don't think that I've had an ultrasound done yet for the stones. I was reading up on them today and it sounds like what I'm experiencing in my pyritoid glands by my ears. I think it may be worth checking into. The last Dr. that reviewed my case only felt for stones in my submandibular glands. I also read something that auto immune disorders can trigger swelling (which I have Fibromyalgia). However, I think I should probably head back to a physician and get a third opinion about the salivary glands. Thank you for your thoughts.
They say to suck on sour candy ... youcher ... I've done that and it helps drain the salivary gland and may help move out those stones. If they get blocked or infected I feel your pain as I have had that happen and was excruciating but luckily they self-cleared!!! If paratoid gland is involved you may want to seek an Endocrinologist.