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Ear Sprads To Mouth
Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more
TMJ or?: Symptoms do not give enough information for diagnosis. Could range from TMJ (jaw joint) problem to benign or malignant tumor. See ENT or oral surgeon ASAP for diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more
Why do my ears always pop when I open my mouth wide? This has been happening for the last 4 years, is it normal?
TMJoint disc: I'm confident it is related to your tmjoint disc (s). See a dentist to evaluate you to confirm my diagnosis and see what can be done to prevent or minimize this as well as ensure it doesn't lead to more serious problems over time. ...Read more
Fluttering in ear for last week. It flutters more when I close my mouth. There is no pain associated w this. What is it?
Six year old woke at 5 a.m. with temp of 101 (mouth)/103 (ear). Woke again at 7, normal temp. Should we be concerned or watching for further symptoms?
Watch for now:
Did you give her any fever medication at 5 AM? If yes, that would explain the normal 7 AM temp.
If she has a recurrence of her fever and complains of a sore throat, or a cough with chest discomfort, or severe abdominal pain or discomfort passing urine, then have her Pediatrician check her. ...Read more
Pain when opening mouth on left side. I have braces. What could be causing this? Just happened all of a sudden. Also pain in ears as well? 22 y.O.
Joint dysfunction: The symptoms that you describe are possibly the result of jaw joint dysfunction. Symptoms of tmd (temporomandibular joint dysfunction) can include facial muscle pain, joint pain, and ear symptoms such as ear pain, ear stuffiness, and ringing sounds in the ear. Inform your orthodontist of these symptoms so that he may address this problem. ...Read more
Can you recommend a good household thermometer? Should I get one that measures it in the mouth or the ear? Do all doctors in the us use fahrenheit?
Ear thermometer: An ear thermometer is rapid and accurate, except that it is harder to use in young babies. In the U.S., doctors use fahrenheit, so if mentioning a temperature in a healthtap question, please do so in fahrenheit degrees. ...Read more
1. A tooth abscess won't go away without treatment and the infection may spread to your jaw, cheeks, sinus and to other areas of your head and neck. See a dentist ASAP.
2. Researchers still aren’t entirely sure what happens in the auditory system to cause tinnitus. See an ENT if you’ve had ringing in your ears for more than 3 months. ...Read more
No: No, ear drops would not cause mouth symptoms. ...Read more
Peculiar: This requires an exam to help sort out the issue. ...Read more
Never seen that: A symptom of tmd can sometimes involve the ear usually manifesting itself with soreness at the anterior wall of the outer ear. Ear symptoms range from soreness, ringing, or deafness. Best to see and ear doctor first before seeing a dentist (ent). ...Read more
Evaluation: You may TMJ problems that need to see a doctor to evaluate. ...Read more
Ligament: There is a ligament (pinto) that attaches from the disc of the jaw joint to the malleus of the inner ear. When the lower jaw is to far back the disc is stretched forward and sets up the crackling sounds you are in reference to. Gointi would see your dentist for an appliance that will reposition your jaw and stop the clicking. I would also see your medical doctor to rule out any ear infection. ...Read more
Infection: It is likely that you may have an infection in your gum or ear and the lymph nodes would possibly be inflamed as well. See a doctor who can examine you and then treat you accordingly ...Read more
I've developed an itchy face ears mouth, can I take fexofenadine and loratadine together for faster results?
Yes but: You can use them together but they're practically identical so I don't know that you'll get much mileage out of the combination. You'd do better to use a second, different medicine with the antihistamine like a topical steroid cream. Or for really awful cases, an oral (or im) steroid. (you'd need to see your doc for that). If the itch is due to fungal infection, it must be addressed. ...Read more
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