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Have tmj, getting worse. Having difficulty opening mouth to yawn.?

Have tmj, getting worse. Having difficulty opening mouth to yawn.?

TMJ: You possibly have a muscle spasm. You should see your dentist. For now you can try a soft diet, warm compresses( some patients do better with cold?), Ibuprofen if it is ok for you to take it, light massage in the area in front of your ears (TMJ) your dentist can verify if it is a dental problem or not. ...Read more

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I have bloodshot eyes, excessive sticky saliva, breathing difficulties, diarrhea?

I have bloodshot eyes, excessive sticky saliva, breathing difficulties, diarrhea?

Possible infection: Bloodshot eyes can be from many causes, the most common including infection and dry eyes. Dry eyes and dry mouth (sticky thick saliva) can sometimes be caused by internal medical conditions like some autoimmune diseases; the diarrhea and breathing difficulties may or may not be related. In any case, you should see your eye doctor and you primary care doctor ASAP about these symptoms. ...Read more

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Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?

Salty, thick, excessive saliva, trouble swallowing, breathing struggles, excessive sweating on neck and back, foggy headed, blurred vision, etc?

Breathing struggles?: Anytime you have to struggle to breathe, you should go to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Call 911 if necessary. ...Read more

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Pain and tenderness around eyes and temples, weeping ears, swollen feeling nasal airways, bloodshot eye with transient visual issue (normal on exam). Sinusitis?

Pain and tenderness around eyes and temples, weeping ears, swollen feeling nasal airways, bloodshot eye with transient visual issue (normal on exam). Sinusitis?

Less likely: Although, you may have sinusitis, none of the described symptoms is classic for it. Classic sinusitis symptoms would be pain over the sinus areas (forehead, under the eyes, and nose), pussy discharge out of the nose, nasal congestion and headache. In some cases fever is present. Your presentation is more consistent with a viral infection (upper respiratory) in which sinuses can be involved too. ...Read more

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Having blurred vision, light headed, difficulty visually focusing. Feels worse when moving eyes or head. Dull ache in eyes and general fuzzy feeling?

Having blurred vision, light headed, difficulty visually focusing. Feels worse when moving eyes or head. Dull ache in eyes and general fuzzy feeling?

Need an exam: This Q & A box isn't designed for diagnosis.There could be a number of medical conditons that could cause your symptoms. For your type of complaints it's best to see your doctor for an exam and a referral to an opthalmologist ...Read more

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What causes difficulty focusing my eyes?

What causes difficulty focusing my eyes?

Dryness: Most often, difficulty focusing from time to time is due to dryness, which causes changes in the smoothness of the front of the eye. On the other hand, if you are over 40, and the difficulty is with reading, then it is presbyopia, an aging change. Check out this webpage for more info http://www.2020vision.Com/monovision.Html. ...Read more

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I am experiencing shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open) , difficulty breathing?

I am experiencing  shaking hands or tremor, skin turning blue, double vision (quality: with both eyes open) , difficulty breathing?

See Internist: Your symptoms involve multiple systems and can be due to many things, from hyperthyroid Graves Disease to anxiety. Please see your family doctor or Internist for more personalized care. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Difficulty going to the toilet opening bowels L4 and L5 compression?

Difficulty going to the toilet opening bowels L4 and L5 compression?

What do you mean?: Are you trying to gauge the force of straining at stool? Or, how can we help you? ...Read more

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Having difficulty opening mouth & have popping and pain inside the ear?

Having difficulty opening mouth & have popping and pain inside the ear?

Evaluation: You may TMJ problems that need to see a doctor to evaluate. ...Read more

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What causes frequent blinking and facial scrunching in kids?

What causes frequent blinking and facial scrunching in kids?

Many possible causes: Frequent blinking and squinting most like represents an imflammatory condition of the eyelid edges called blepharitis. You should see an eye md. ...Read more

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Eyelids feel heavy and i'm seeing blurry after using artificial tears?

Eyelids feel heavy and i'm seeing blurry after using artificial tears?

Tears for what?: Artificial tears are to supplement natural tears when they are deficient. The tears should make the eyes feel better after use. If your eyes feel blurry and heavy, then perhaps they are the wrong thing to use. For what did you think artificial tears were for? ...Read more

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Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty swallowing?

Swollen glands with severe pain, dry mouth, and difficulty  swallowing?

Seek care: These types of symptoms could be from a variety of illnesses. My best suggestion is to please get to a primary care physician asap, so that they can run some diagnostic tests to try to pinpoint the cause of the problem and help you feel better soon, before you potentially get others around you sick. ...Read more

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Bloodshot eyes, excessive sticky saliva, breathing difficulties, diarrhea, what to do?

Bloodshot eyes, excessive sticky saliva, breathing difficulties, diarrhea, what to do?

See doctor: Many symptoms that do not necessarily relate so you should go see your family doctor for a check up. Good luck. ...Read more

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What can cause ear aches, difficulty swallowing, stiff sore neck and difficulty opening my mouth?

What can cause ear aches, difficulty swallowing, stiff sore neck and difficulty opening my mouth?

TMJ vs other problem: Might be TMJ but your symptoms are vague enough that I think an evaluation by a ENT doc is warranted. If negative, see TMJ specialist. Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals. ...Read more

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Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?

Nope: The symptoms described are more likely caused by allergy. It is important to note that allergy can be exacerbated by dry eye, and both conditions are worse while wearing contact lenses. ...Read more

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Swollen throbbing feet, blurred vision, fatigued, urinating frequently, dry mouth dizziness?

Swollen throbbing feet, blurred vision, fatigued, urinating frequently, dry mouth dizziness?

Call doctor: I recommend you see a doctor. It could be pre menopausal symptoms and it could be some diabetic issues going on, but you need to have tests to determine what's going on. ...Read more

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I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

I'm having trouble swallowing and swollen tongue?

Need evaluation: Trouble swallowing and a swollen tongue are two findings that need immediate evaluation to prevent a more serious problem from occurring. Would suggest you either see your dentist or family physician who can evaluate and treat you, or refer you to a specialist for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I am experiencing double vision (quality: with both eyes open) and dry eyes.

I am experiencing  double vision (quality: with both eyes open)  and dry eyes.

See Eyedoc: Hi JennieR. The new onset of double vision in a 22 year old woman needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. High on the list of possible causes are alcohol and drug side effects, thyroid eye disease, diabetic 3rd nerve palsy, myasthenia gravis, atherogenic and neurogenic 6th nerve palsy, MS.. Dry eyes can be seen in all of these conditions. Best wishes to you. ...Read more