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A 37-year-old female asked about a 41-year-old male:

Sharp earache for weeks started left went to right.diagnosed with strep throat five days ago. dr.checked ears, no infection. swollen jaw bone?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 55 years experience
Diagnosis: You should also see a dentist for the swollen jaw. The earaches may or may not be related to a dental problem, but swelling is a cardinal sign of an infection and needs to be evaluated and treated appropriately.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
TMJ/TMD : TMJ disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. The common symptom are: headache, jaw pain, neck pain, eye pain, earache and toothache. Proper diagnosis is the key for the successful treatment. Rec.: orofacial pain specialist for evaluation and treatment. This disorder will not resolve on its own with home care.

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