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A 29-year-old member asked:

my wife has swollen jaw, 102 fever, backache and has had one vomiting last night. took penicillin antibiotic. is it mumps? she has pain in swollen jaw

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Dr. Allen Seely
General Practice 31 years experience
ABCESS, get seen: I recommend getting seen and possibly getting a stat ct scan to look for an organized abcess (pus collection). This abcess may need incision & drainage (w/ cultures) to determine what the best antibiotic choice, however the surgery is usually the proper treatment. High fever, body aches, vomiting are signs of systemic infection (bacteria in blood) so i would go right away! hope your better soon!
Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
Swollen jaw and feve: She needs to be examined by a doctor to find out if it is parotidis, or infection in cheek or dental infection.I will advice you see md asapbr go to er.She may need antibiotics.

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