How is dacryoadenitis treated?

Updated: Jul 31, 2018
  • Author: Bobak Zonnoor , MD; Chief Editor: Gil Z Shlamovitz, MD, FACEP  more...
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Treatment of acute dacryoadenitis is largely supportive because the disease is usually self-limiting. Use warm compresses and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs).

If the etiology is bacterial, antibiotic treatment with a first-generation cephalosporin should be started. If the disease has been caused by Epstein-Barr virus, steroids have been shown to improve the clinical course. [81] For chronic dacryoadenitis, treat the underlying condition.


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