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Pain in ear and swelling in jaw

A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Needs to be checked: With all these symptoms in ear and jaw and pain in back of head.It is possible it is due to an infectious process somewhere in ear or jaw.I suggest yo ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Meng Syn
Dr. Meng Syn answered
37 years experience Dentistry
See your dentist: Sounds like the numbness is in the area of the facial nerve. You may have a case of bells palsey or a virus that effects this nerve. See your dentis ... Read More
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Dr. James Donley
53 years experience Dentistry
Need exam: This may or may not be a dental issue. With numbness occurring, you don't want to wait. Please call a dentist asap who can do an exam, see if it is a ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Mermelstein
36 years experience Dentistry
Could be either: Sounds like a possible TMJ issue. Have it checked out by a dentist that knows how to diagnose and treat tmj.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
TMJ: This sound like you may have inflammation in your temporomandibular joint. This can sometimes be hard to treat. It is usually caused by grinding you ... Read More
Dr. Keith Leap
27 years experience Emergency Medicine
Probably lymph node: There are lymph nodes in that area, called 'preauricular nodes.' They swell in response to infection/inflammation in the area. If you have pain in y ... Read More
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
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Swelling: May be a lymph node but could also be swelling of your parotid gland or your jaw joint. Warm compresses and ibuprofen can help but you should check it ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Maybe- call your Doc: Have your doctor check it out- 1. Pulling on the ear lobe may trigger pain that could represent an outer ear infection (otitis externa) which may requ ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Need more info: Ear swelling is not really something that is familial. Can you post more information? Was there truama? Is the ear misshapen other than being swollen? ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Needs evaluation: I would need to know more about what type of ear swelling you are having. It is probably best to have a doctor look at the ear and in the ear canal. M ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. M. Christine Lee
27 years experience Dermatology
See an M.D.: Most serious cause may be infection which needs to be seen by a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edwin Ishoo
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Cartilage swelling: Please see a doctor immediately as you may have a hematoma or bacterial chondritis which may need urgent treatment or it be cause serious deformity. P ... Read More
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Dr. Kevin Considine
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends : It would depend on the reason for swelling whether due to trauma or infection. Perhaps ear drops if "swimmer's ear" but if really swollen may need ora ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Infection: This could represent infection or allergic reaction. Piercing should be removed and area treated with oral antibiotics. See md for proper care before ... Read More

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