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Allergies Cause Jaw Pain
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
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 moreSee 4 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Seasonal allergy, after taking antihistamine itch/sneezing got better but still has blocked nose, now jaw pain too?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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