The parotid glands are salivary glands that are located between the ear and the jaw. These glands may become swollen and painful if you develop certain conditions, such as mumps or cytomegalovirus (CMV).
Current as of: May 27, 2020
Author: Healthwise Staff Medical Review: John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Medical Review:John Pope, MD, MPH - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine