Swelling by ear lobe when eating

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Swelling in front of ear lobe after eating

Guest Says:
To the poster that said when their jaw was swollen they pushed on it and liquid rushed out in their mouth and they could taste a bitter taste from it ..... I think you did the right thing when you said you washed your mouth out. :-)
I would be carefull pushing on it because it will already be sore from swelling and pushing hard may actually irritate it more, I would lightly milk it with the heat pad like the earlier post said. The ENT Doctor told me to hold the heat pad on it after eating / swelling and apply very light pressure, but it probably varies I guess because my jaw area felt really sore from that.  

You also may not have been dehydrated, it could have been a stone in there blocking it and was near the end, and it free'd when you were putting pressure on that.

Guest Says:
thank you for starting this thread and sharing information. You have saved many from panicking and hospital trip. I had swollen jaw after dinner 2 nights ago and was freaked out. After reading your detailed information, I followed your suggestions to warm compress, drink plenty water, and eat sour candies.  I did all these non stop for 2 hrs. I also took ibuprofens. My swollen jaw was gradually reduced and today I can eat normally. There is still little swollen near my ear, but doesnt get big when im eating. I still drink a lot of water and compress it to make the bump totally gone.

Im sure the cause for my case was dehydration. I was complaining why i felt thristy all the time just the morning before this happenned. Now if anyone can help with my question : are we prone to this saliva gland condition once we got it?

Guest Says:
The previous poster asked:
Now if anyone can help with my question : are we prone to this saliva gland condition once we got it?

My guess is I dont think so. When I had this almost 10 years ago, its never come back since. I could see where if a stone caused the gland to plug, maybe someone is susceptible to getting stones or something like that. The one thing I do different today (as I posted above) is I always start every morning with 2-4 big gulps of water on an empty stomach, my guess is its probably 8 ounces or so that I drink, so its not like its a big deal to do this. I want to make sure I'm not dehydrated starting my day. I drink a few cups of coffee every morning, but I always start my day with just some water.

Guest Says:

Guest Says:
My jaw swelled up big suddenly right when I started eating dinner. It wasnt like there was any lead up to it, it was fine before that then all of a sudden is swelled up huge! I'm happy to see this is a common thing and not so unusual.  Thank you to all for posting stuff like this, sometimes reading to much stuff on the internet just makes you panic more, but also everyone sharing your situations and what worked or didnt work can really help others!

GuestMJS Says:
Left side by jaw bone swollen...if I put any ...any food in my mouth the pain is horrible for a few seconds...I am drinking water 32 ozs so far and applying the heating pad on off every 10 minutes.   The thought of lemon drops is giving me chills when I think of what the pain will be.  

Guest Says:
Previous poster:  If you have alot of pain there already in the jaw then I wouldnt make it worse, dont over do it. I would just rest a heat pad on it without any pressure on it, just lightly.  I think that may help without making it worse.

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