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Title: newly discovered salivary glands
Post by: rapnzl on October 22, 2020, 09:30:57 AM
https://www.sciencealert.com/chance-discovery-reveals-mysterious-organ-lurking-in-human-head-missed-for-centuries

Whodathunkit?  :)

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Title: Re: newly discovered salivary glands
Post by: meirish on October 22, 2020, 10:24:30 PM
I have read about that and I believe it. It explains a lot of the problems that I have had all these years. I have so much pressure in my nose and can't blow it plus have pressure in my eustacian tubes. I have had to have a tube placed in my right ear 4 times since I was 55 years old. I can also see how it can swell and cause so much pressure and also drain. I have had some infections that my ENT could not put a name to but he knew I needed antibiotic. Bet there will be a lot of new diagnoses for some people. meirish
Title: Re: newly discovered salivary glands
Post by: araminta on October 23, 2020, 02:56:05 AM
This is very interesting.   Like Irish (and maybe most people here?) I have a problem with pressure in my nose, and it's terribly dry.  Thank you for posting this.
Title: Re: newly discovered salivary glands
Post by: Linda196 on October 23, 2020, 06:10:49 AM
That might be a reason that hot and spicy foods trigger a runny nose for some!

Very interesting, I guess that there may always be something new under the sun afterall! Never know what research will turn up next, and the biggest discoveries are very often accidents.