My saliva glands (in the cheek near the ear at the base of the jawbone) seem to be swollen and sore. I was first treated for parotitis but it didn't go away even after several lots of antibiotics. Also have swelling in lymph at base of neck which comes and goes. Been checked out with an MRI scan and there are no lumps but my GP is stumped and wondering if this is a side effect of steroids or allergic reaction to them? I was on Pred for years and am now on hydrocortisone and it came on as I was reducing from 5 to 4 pred but has got worse since I've switched. That could of course be total coincidence. Anyone else experienced this? There is an autoimmune disease called Sjögren's syndrome but they don't think it's that.