Salivary Gland Infection? Here's How To Deal
by Jae Curtis
Your salivary glands do a lot more than just make your mouth water at the sight of your favorite snack. These hard-working glands found in the lower arch and sides of your mouth produce saliva to keep your mouth clean and aid in the breakdown and digestion of food. But sometimes, infection can cause your salivary glands to malfunction and even cause you pain. What could feel like the usual sore throat and fever might actually be a salivary gland infection. Know the signs and symptoms so you can get the necessary care you need, and then care for your glands so it doesn't happen again. Here's how.