Feb 16, 2005
o.k. I recently inquired about swollen glands... I found out that mine are salivary/parotid... is there any help for this condition? thanks for your help
| Response from Dr. Conway
A few things come to mind. It is possible to get a bacterial infection of the parotid gland, and this can be easily treated with antibiotics. With HIV, there is also a condition where lymphocytes infiltrate the parotid gland. Treating the HIV itself (with HAART) often helps this. Some patients also require low-dose radiation therpay, which works quite well.
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