The Parotid Gland, Parotitis, and Psoriatic Arthritis

For a long time, I’ve had swelling under my ears and next to my mandible. I believe that it is due to swollen parotid glands.

Is there a link between chronic inflammation and a swollen parotid gland? I had always assumed that it was due to chronic systemic inflammation, but here is some more research, including how I solved the problem.

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Why Does Weather Affect Psoriasis and Other Medical Conditions?

I have been trying to think about why weather might affect psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and other medical conditions. Is it just the amount of sunlight? Do the changes in air temperature and pressure affect processes in the body in some way? I have another thought about that:

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