I have swollen parotid glands (between ear and jaw) the ones affected by the mumps, that give you that chipmunk look. I first noticed it 6-18 month's ago, but didn't pay much attention to it. They're getting bigger and feel more pressure and they've actually changed the shape of my face!
I've read the posts about treatment for SUBDIBULAR salivary glands, but not PAROTID salivary glands. I feel that I could use the same treatments, with the exception of actually placing essential oil on the stones themselves, as they are located more inside the jaw near the ears, as opposed to under the tongue. NOTE: I had minor surgery to remove a stone from a salivary gland about 40 years ago, back when I was in 7th or 8th grade. I would get a knot under the right side of my chin whenever I ate spicy foods. I didn't think it could possibly be related until I read some posts here on Earth Clinic.
If you're still reading this Very Long post, I would greatly appreciate suggestions on how to treat these swollen PAROTID glands.
(South Berwick, Maine)
I am a cancer survivor and recently had a respiratory virus. I have had a swollen lymph node for over a month and I have been worried about it. My doctor ordered scans but I'm nervous about getting radiation.
I have tried many of the remedies but nothing was working, including rebounding and lymphatic massage. Heat did reduce the swelling slightly, but not completely.
Last night, I dropped on some nascent iodine and frankincense oil. Today, the lymph node was noticeably smaller, so I put more on this evening. I can barely even feel it now.