Otolaryngology Book

Salivary Gland Disorders

  • Recurrent Parotitis of Childhood


Recurrent Parotitis of Childhood

Aka: Recurrent Parotitis of Childhood
  1. See Also
    1. Sialoadenitis
    2. Acute Nonsuppurative Sialoadenitis (Viral)
    3. Acute Suppurative Sialoadenitis (Bacterial)
    4. Chronic Sialadenitis
    5. Sialolithiasis
  2. Epidemiology
    1. Limited to pre-pubertal children
  3. Symptoms
    1. Recurrent, episodic Parotid Gland swelling and pain
    2. Prodromal symptoms
      1. Fever
      2. Malaise
  4. Signs
    1. Parotid Gland tenderness and swelling
    2. Unilateral in most cases (but can be bilateral)
  5. Management
    1. Hydration
    2. Parotid Gland massage
    3. Warm compresses to parotid region
    4. Lemon drops and other sialagogues
    5. Antibiotics (e.g. Augmentin, Clindamycin)
    6. Otolaryngology consult
      1. Sialendoscopy may be indicated
  6. References
    1. Wilson (2014) Am Fam Physician 89(11): 882-8 [PubMed]

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