Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

Overview Incidence Risk Factors Symptoms Evaluation Treatment questions for doctor specialist Home Care pain and fever warning signs Prevention Outlook Complications Underlying Cause Anatomy

Parotid Gland Infection Treatment

Treatment for parotitis depends on the underlying cause. Treatment usually include compresses, gargles, and antibiotics. Additional treatment for parotitis may include surgery to remove a stone from the parotid duct or to drain an infection.

Treatment options for parotitis include:

Parotid Gland Infection Questions For Doctor

The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of parotitis.

Questions to ask before treatment:

  • What are my treatment options?
    • Is surgery an option for me?
  • What are the risks associated with treatment?
  • What are the complications I should watch for?
  • How long will I be on medication?
  • What are the potential side effects of my medication?
  • Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
  • Should I take my medication with food?

Questions to ask after treatment:
  • Do I need to change my diet?
  • Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
  • When can I resume my normal activities?
  • When can I return to work?
  • What else can I do to reduce my risk for having parotitis again?
  • How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
  • What local support and other resources are available?

Parotid Gland Infection Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat parotitis:

Continue to Parotid Gland Infection Home Care

Last Updated: Oct 29, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
Copyright DSHI Systems, Inc. Powered by: FreeMD - Your Virtual Doctor

PubMed Parotid Gland Infection References
  1. Brook I. Acute bacterial suppurative parotitis: microbiology and management. J Craniofac Surg. 2003 Jan;14(1):37-40. [12544218]
  2. Chitre VV, Premchandra DJ. Recurrent parotitis. Arch Dis Child. 1997 Oct;77(4):359-63. [9389246]
  3. Mandel L, Witek EL. Chronic parotitis: diagnosis and treatment. J Am Dent Assoc. 2001 Dec;132(12):1707-11. [11780991]
  4. Motamed M, Laugharne D, Bradley PJ. Management of chronic parotitis: a review. J Laryngol Otol. 2003 Jul;117(7):521-6. [12901804]
FreeMD is provided for information purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for evaluation and treatment by a physician. Please review our terms of use.