Salivary gland problem

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I had my submandibular salivary gland removed two weeks ago , any ideas on how long this swelling will

Last ? I am so swollen under chin on neck and on side of neck 

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    Hi Tracy  I had a course of radiotherapy which destroyed the tumour on my parotid gland which was fine but recovery is quite lengthy.  Although the swelling In my face went away almost at the end of three week treatment I now have six weeks later from the end of treatment, a swollen earlobe and a patch of missing hair.  I am hoping these two things will put themelves right in time.   I was told by the radiologists that it could be three or four months to get back to "normal"   Holpe this helps.


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      I sure hope it all heals well for you , I just can’t get rid of swelling - it started right after they removed the drain tube , the Dr thinks it’s my lymphatic system . I’m searching for ways to help it drain naturally . Good luck with your journey !
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    Hi, Tracy!

    The swelling went down after about a week for me. What helped was putting a warm and wet compress against it every few hours.

    Best of luck to you!

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