Many people had swollen cheeks when they were young, This disease is commonly known as “pig head wind” in my hometown. The school name is mumps. If you get this disease, Old enough, I can still remember the situation at that time, Then you must not forget, in addition to the typical characteristics of mumps, there is also an unforgettable manifestation: eating pain aggravated, dysphagia, dare not eat. This disease can be immune for life once, but some people have such a situation again after adulthood, especially when eating cheeks will swell and ache, how is this going on?
Sore cheeks are a symptom, It represents many possibilities. In most cases, this symptom can recover by itself. So many people didn’t care, Because the swollen cheeks will be all right after a while. But in a few serious cases, Unable to recover on its own, As a result, the swelling and pain fell into a vicious circle again and again, At this time, it is time to go to the hospital to find out. The most common cause of swelling and pain in cheeks is salivary gland lithiasis. This disease is most common in young and middle-aged people. There is no statistical data on the prevalence rate in China, and the survey results abroad are 0.45% ~ 1%. The most typical manifestation is that when eating, the cheeks will feel swollen or painful, sometimes even bulging, but it will slowly improve within tens of minutes after eating. Occasionally when the body is tired and weak, That place will suddenly become swollen, hot and painful. When it is serious, it will also start to burn. After a long time, Salivary glands can become like loose water bags, become clubs of various bacteria, and eventually gradually lose their physiological functions. Saliva has many uses besides spraying. To say the principle of swollen cheeks, one question must first be asked: Have you ever wondered where the saliva in your mouth comes from? The two cheeks in front of the human ear each have a mung bean cake-sized salivary gland called parotid gland. There is also a chestnut-sized submandibular gland on both sides under the root of the tongue. Their main job is to produce saliva, And through their respective pipes, saliva is discharged into the mouth from the small openings on both sides of the palm meat and under the tongue. Every day, saliva that can be filled with a large bottle of cola (1-1.5 liters) starts from the salivary glands. After several centimeters of catheter rushed to the mouth. Saliva is good for physical and mental health: it is responsible for keeping the mouth wet and protecting delicate mucous membrane; We should also rub our shoulders and beat our legs to repair minor injuries left by eating acidic substances. At the same time, we should educate those bacteria who do not know how to look in their mouths. Finally, dissolve the food to form a taste sense, Complete a tongue-in-tongue China. The principle of salivary gland lithiasis caused by traffic jam in the oral cavity is actually very simple. The water pipe is blocked, Let the saliva hurt. The salivary gland duct is the hapless water pipe. Except for a few special coincidences, For example, the fish bone was inserted and blocked, Most of the causes of the blockage are as described in the name of the disease. It is slowly deposited in the catheter to form stones. When eating, The saliva flow from the salivary gland duct will suddenly increase to tens of times as much as usual. So usually there is any minor accident on this one-way street, The back will be blocked. When foreign bodies or stones accidentally enter the catheter, Causing a segment to become particularly narrow, A lot of saliva is like rushing to the college entrance examination, Hordes of troops tried to squeeze through the wooden bridge, Naturally, there will be a traffic jam. However, As long as you eat happily, All the nerve signals received by salivary glands are “delicious and I want it”. No matter what kind of blockage ahead, He just tried his best to send saliva out. That’s it, The saliva in front can’t get out, The others kept pouring in behind, The whole catheter system swelled up. At this point, Most patients can feel obvious distending pain, Some salivary glands can even swell up to the size of half an egg. A few minutes after the meal, The traffic inside the conduit was restored to order, The swelling and pain of the salivary gland will gradually dissipate. The salivary gland duct in a serial car accident after violation and retrograde is not easy, Because this one-way street leads to the mouth, the most complicated area of foreign personnel. There is always a handful of bacteria who want to go up the current and commit crimes against the wind and enter the salivary glands to have a look. However, normally the bacteria will be washed out by the surging saliva as soon as they enter the conduit. What about the chance of bacteria in what? There may be the following situations: One is what we have just said, When the catheter is blocked, Whether at peak hours or at leisure, No matter what the upstream blockage is, In short, there are only a few downstream vehicles, Bacteria can easily enter. Another situation is that saliva has deteriorated. Become sticky and slow, Bacteria can easily mix in and go upstream. Finally, there is another case. When the salivary glands are hit in some way, May include aging, diseases, drugs, radiation, The production of saliva has been drastically reduced, At this time, the sparse flow is not what hindering the bacteria traveling in the opposite direction. When bacteria touch the salivary glands, It is an advanced version of the swelling and pain of the cheeks. At this time, the swelling and pain is not like the simple physical swelling and pain caused by blocking high pressure before. But inflammatory swelling and pain caused by cell injury after infection. The difference between the two, It’s the difference between traffic violations and serial car accidents. Oral diseases have a characteristic, Even if it is often [more what] or [less what] that causes the disease, Therefore, many times drug therapy is powerless and needs to be treated by physical means. Salivary gland lithiasis is [there is something more in the catheter]. Antibiotic control is only a palliative when bacteria are acutely infected. Correcting the cause of blockage is the fundamental treatment method.