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A 43-year-old male asked:

swelling behind jaw just in front of ear just on the right side. start after eating a stick of gum.

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Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
Family Medicine 23 years experience
TMJ: Chewing gum may have put stress on one of your temporomandibular joints (tmj). Try a warm compress and Ibuprofen to get the discomfort to go away.

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A 56-year-old female asked:

I woke up with laege swelling under my ear, down to under my jaw. I felt like i was getting a cold. What is this?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
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It could be a sign: Of inflammation or infection of your parotid gland-? Parotitis which is usually from a viral infection or could be an abscess of your mouth/ oral mucosa or gums. Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin and warm packs application may help. See your dr for confirmation. Take care !

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Last updated May 31, 2016

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