Swollen Parotid Gland
Anyone ever had a swollen parotid (salivary) gland? It's the gland that sits between the jawline and ear.
Mine is very swollen and painful and I'll probably head to the Urgent Care after work. I wanted to see if anyone else has had this happen to them, why did it happen and how was it treated.
It is only the gland that hurts. It feels similar to when I had the Mumps 48 years ago. There is no pain in my mouth and no aching teeth. My ear does not hurt at all but feels the pressure on it inside and sound is a bit muffled.
I noticed it yesterday morning but thinking back it's been somewhat tender for about a week. It all started after I shelled and ate an entire bag of sunflower seeds. :-)