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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Can food allergies cause jaw pain?

Can food allergies cause jaw pain?

No: The most common symptmos with food allergies are rash (facial or generalized), nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, coughing, wheezing, shortness of breath, runny nose, swelling of throat tongue or lips, within minutes to a few hours after ingesting the offending food. Pain in the jaw after eating, especially chewy, crunchy food, may signify tmj (temporomandibular joint disease). Would discuss with your doc. ...Read more

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My allergies are causing jaw and ear pain, what should I do?

My allergies are causing jaw and ear pain, what should I do?

Might not be allergy: Jaw and ear pain are signs of TMJ or temporomandibular joint disorders. It might not be due to allergies. Please see your local doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a facial jaw pain when sneeze, I had two this morning. I think I have been having some allergy.

Is it normal to have a facial jaw pain when sneeze, I had two this morning. I think I have been having some allergy.

TMJ pain: The TMJ is your "jaw joint". While unusual, it is possible that when you sneezed you put excess stress on your TMJ by either opening really wide and/or tensing up the muscles suddenly. Eat softer foods next few days and take advil (ibuprofen) if needed. Moist heat can sometimes help as well. If pain continues past a few days or reoccurs regularly then see your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Seasonal allergy, after taking antihistamine itch/sneezing got better but still has blocked nose, now jaw pain too?

Seasonal allergy, after taking antihistamine itch/sneezing got better but still has blocked nose, now jaw pain too?

Maxillary Pain?: Very common with allergies or sinusitis. Although not as common, I've seen the pain referred to the mandible, too. The problem should pass when the season ends. ...Read more

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I always have plugged ears and sinus pressure/jaw pain. Could it be allergies? Possible TMJ for jaw pain?

I always have plugged ears and sinus pressure/jaw pain. Could it be allergies? Possible TMJ for jaw pain?

Several possibilitie: Cause is usually congestion (swelling) in the nose, sinuses & eustacian tubes. The eustacian tubes connect the throat to the middle ear, allowing for air pressure to be equalized. When swollen, the air cannot pass through and ear pressure results. Caused by allergies, colds, acute or chronic sinus infections. Jaw pain can come from ears and vice versa. Doctors exam and tests should find cause. ...Read more

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Is jaw pain/tightness/tingling and arm pain a symptom of an allegy to motrin?

Is jaw pain/tightness/tingling and arm pain a symptom of an allegy to motrin?

Motrin Allergy: Allergies to medications usually include a rash, shortness of breath, swollen tongue or mouth. Pain in the jaw, chest tightness and arm pain would suggest a heart problem, like a heart attack. Even at your age, you should get this evaluated. There have been a number of athletes who have suffered significant heart issues with similar symptoms. ...Read more

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What is the cause of jaw pain in tmj?

Occlusion: The most common reason but jot the only reason for pain in the TMJ joint is occlusion that is unbalanced. Occlusion is the way your teeth fit together. If their isn't a harmonious balance in the occlusion TMJ pain is often a result. ...Read more

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Can anxiety cause jaw pain?

Can anxiety cause jaw pain?

No: Jaw pain can be caused from misalignment of the jaw structures or tooth abscesses. Get a Dental and an Orthodontic evaluation. ...Read more

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Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Woke up left jaw hurts. I sleep on my right side. Could sleeping with a fan cause this? Jaw pain usually subsides in an hour.

Probably clenching: Most probable cause is clenching or gritting your teeth while you sleep. Try sleeping on your back or a different position and try to remove all distractions from your sleeping area to get a good nights rest. ...Read more

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Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause lasting jaw pain? I had a bad reaction to my first and only dose a week ago which included jaw quivering and my jaw has hurt since.

Can Lexapro (escitalopram) cause lasting jaw pain? I had a bad reaction to my first and only dose a week ago which included jaw quivering and my jaw has hurt since.

SSRIs and clenching: SSRI's SNRI's take some time for the body to acclimate. Generally, your MD starts you at a low dose and works you up to a therapeutic dose. Some side effects can be nervousness and jaw clenching. One possibility is that this has created a spasm in the muscles that close the jaw. Check with your MD about side effects and have your dentist examine you if jaw pain persists. ...Read more

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What are some causes for ear and jaw pain?

Many things: It could be ear related or jaw related and within those categories are many possibilities.
It is best to see an orofacial pain specialist for the jaw pain or a physician to rule out ear related pain. ...Read more

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What is the cause of my jaw pain?

Depends: Jaw pain can be related to a number of different causes, depending on which jaw you are having pain in. It would help if you could describe the type of pain, frequency, as well as if you can localize the specific area where the pain is vs generalized pain. A thorough clinical evaluation with the appropriate studies by your dentist would be recommended. ...Read more

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Can eating alot of hard chips cause jaw pain?

Can eating alot of hard chips cause jaw pain?

Chips and Jaw Pain: Chewing vigorously and repeatedly on hard objects can lead to injury locally within your mouth, but also can traumatize your TMJ apparatus. Moderation is probably best, even if the chips are tasty. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

Need Consultation: Some things are:
1) infected tooth.
2) cavities.
3) gum disease.
4) malignant (cancer)
5) muscle dysfunction.
6) TMJ malfunctions.\
7) etc., . ...Read more

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What causes my jaw pain right after donating plasma?

Unknown: Your symptom is unusual. Call your plasma donation center and describe your symptoms. There may not be a connection. ...Read more

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What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

Many things: Trauma, tooth decay, infected tooth, periodontal disease, benign tumor, malignant tumor, muscle pain, TMJ (jaw joint) problems, ear infection (referred to jaw),
See oral surgeon for diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I have jaw pain on and off for 2 months now. It got further aggravated when I bit slightly sideways. Could that cause my jaw to be dislocated?

Possibly however: It would be an excellent idea for you to be evaluated by a dentist &/or Otolaryngologist. There are several possibilities for jaw pain of which TMJ is only one and an exam is in order. In the meantime eat only soft foods, use warm compresses and take an anti-inflammatory until you can get an appointment. ...Read more

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When I woke up this morning, I had jaw pain. While in bed, I did some clenching/grinding. Could the clenching/grinding cause my jaw to dislocate?

Get an ekg: Jaw pain can be caused by a heart attack so make sure you rule that out first. It can be due to grinding too. Also get checked by your PCP for TMJ. ...Read more

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Can GERD cause jaw pain?

Gerd and jaw pain: The jaw pain is caused because the jaw in a way to protect itself from the over production of acid through stomach and into the mouth will close and flex. The constant flex of muscles in jaw manifests as jaw pain and/or ear pain. The cause is always stress. Treating gerd and the jaw imbalance together will help. U need to see your physician and dentist and have them work together. Good luck! ...Read more

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Could sinuses cause lower jaw pain?

No: Lower jaw pain caused either by a tooth dying or TMJ so see your dentist. As for the sinus please see your ent. ...Read more

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Can ssri's cause tooth and /or jaw pain?

No connection: The most common cause of the tooth pain and/or jaw pain is toothache, 95%.
Rec. See a dentist for examination, x-rays and dental treatment. ...Read more

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Can pinched nerve in my neck cause jaw pain?

Can pinched nerve in my neck cause jaw pain?

Bulging discs: A punches nerve due to bulging discs in your neck can cause all sorts of pains from numb hands to severe headaches. Even heart attacks radiate into the jaw. Unless you've had a clear exam from your dentist, don't forget the obvious reason for jaw ache is tooth, gum, or some other oral problem. Have a dental exam before looking elsewhere. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, gum pain and slight headache. What are possible causes?

TMD: When "everything hurts". Rule out the obvious tooth, gum, or sinus infection. Then begin to look at TMJ or joint and muscle pain. Clenching can be a big culprit. Then there are less obvious conditions such as trigeminal neuralgia and on and on. ...Read more

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Jaw pain, gum pain and slight headache. What is the possible cause?

Jaw pain, gum pain and slight headache. What is the possible cause?

Too many: Too many to list. See a dentist (and physician if necessary) to find the cause of your problems and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Why does Zofran (ondansetron) cause jaw pain? And what else can I look forward too drinking this

Why does Zofran (ondansetron) cause jaw pain? And what else can I look forward too drinking this

It shouldn't: This medication is an antiemetic and is also used off-label in the early treatment of alcoholism. There is nothing in the literature that suggests jaw pain as a side effect. If you have jaw pain you should see a dentist to rule out oral problems. ...Read more

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My husband is having jaw pain at where he describes the hinges and gum pain. He has trouble eating as a result. Suggestions as to causes?

TMJ disorder: Temporo-mandibular disorder is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Earache, ear fullness, neck pain, headache and jaw pain are common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to the successful treatment. See an orofacial pain practitioner for a consultation and management of the TMJ. ...Read more

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Got 6 fillings 10 days ago. Ever since, had a headache on one side for first 3 days, every night I have jaw pain on both sides. Caused by fillings?

Got 6 fillings 10 days ago. Ever since, had a headache on one side for first 3 days, every night I have jaw pain on both sides. Caused by fillings?

Possibly: It may be as simple as a bite adjustment. Or one or more of the teeth may have nerve damage. Or one or more teeth may be fractured. We can't examine you. Please return to your Dentist for examination and treatment or referral. ...Read more

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Tooth pain and jaw pain, what are some causes?

Tooth pain and jaw pain, what are some causes?

Many: Many. Infection. Injury, cancer or other pathology, clench/grind teeth, jaw joint (TMJ). If you have jaw/tooth pain, see your dentist. ...Read more

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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more