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Could a spider bite in the ear cause jaw pain similar to getting punched

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Finke
Obstetrics and Gynecology 15 years experience
Yes: Time to see/call a doctor. Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg and/or Zantac 150 mg in the meantime.
Dr. Steve Krendl
Dentistry 17 years experience
Quite Possible: I have not come across this, but it is possible. A spider bite typically causes a localized inflammatory response. The tempromandibular joint of you... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Possible: Possible. Once the spider bite treatment and resolution, jaw pain should subside. If not, see oral surgeon.

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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joy Poskozim
Specializes in Dentistry
Sinus problems?: If you are not having any pain that you can point to an exact tooth, and/or there is no temperature sensitivity to any of your teeth, i would first ha... Read More
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
TMJ ?: Muscle trismus ? Symptoms sure seem to indicate that. See below link and call your dentist for a follow up. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/trismus.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Internal derangement: Disc displacement without reduction. The disc remains trapped in front of the condyle resulting in limited range of motion. Muscles of mastication in ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes.: I believe that referred pain can travel from the ear to the jaw. See ENT Dr if you don't improve
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Yes: But there can be many other concurrent coincidental causes for jaw pain. See ENT for fluid in ear problem. If jaw pain persists after ear is cleared... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Saul Hymes
Pediatric Infectious Disease 15 years experience
? not a spider bite: After a strep or staph infection with strains that produce exfoliatin toxin (and related toxins) the skin commonly peels all over, not just in the are... Read More
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Dr. Shahid Rafique
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Not particularly: Opiate withdrawal causes generalized muscle pain. Jaw muscles can also be painful. I am not aware of any association with earache.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Wolter
Dentistry 30 years experience
Yes, It's Possible: Problems within the tm joint can cause a huge variety of symptoms, which differ from person to person. Ear and jaw pain are very common. Facial tingli... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
Dermatology 19 years experience
See a dermatologist: It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a prope... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics 25 years experience
See your doc: There are a lot of possibilities for this. It could be an infected "insect" bite, an ingrown hair, abscess, etc. Get it looked at asap.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 22 years experience
Jaw pain: It sounds like either TMJ or salivary gland infection, either the parotid on the cheek or the submandibular under the jawline. TMJ more likely to be b... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Need a photo to dx: Most bacterial infections of the skin like abscesses are tender with touching and will feel warm. Since there is no pain, this may be an insect bite ... Read More

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