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My dentist prescribed a night guard recently and now that I wear it, I have had ear stuffiness, jaw, neck, and throat pain. There was no pain before using the guard. What should I do?

My dentist prescribed a night guard recently and now that I wear it, I have had ear stuffiness, jaw, neck, and throat pain. There was no pain before using the guard. What should I do?

Try this: Try to go without wearing the appliance for a couple of nights, if your symptoms remain == contact an otolaryngologist (ear, nose ; throat physician), then it is probably not related to the guard. If they go away, contact your dentist and bring in the guard to have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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My tongue appears swollen, I'm having some jaw, throat, and ear pain. Not bad pain. My tongue feels somewhat tense. I am 8 weeks postpartum?

My tongue appears swollen, I'm having some jaw, throat, and ear pain. Not bad pain. My tongue feels somewhat tense. I am 8 weeks postpartum?

Seasonal flu: Is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination. ...Read more

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Possible I could have oral cancer? But would your tongue and throat hurt at same time? I also have ear pain, jaw pain, throat stings hard to swallow

Possible I could have oral cancer? But would your tongue and throat hurt at same time? I also have ear pain, jaw pain, throat stings hard to swallow

Need for evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as your symptoms warrant an evaluation. ...Read more

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Severe pain near ear, jaw, throat on right side. Pain in neck and shoulder.?

Severe pain near ear, jaw, throat on right side. Pain in neck and shoulder.?

Neck pain: You need to be evaluated for cervical lymphadenitis or other acute infections that will need antibiotic therapy ...Read more

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Painful pong sized lump near jaw hinge. Very visible. Very tender. Just appeared. Hard and fixed. No other throat pain. Everything I read about is smal?

Painful pong sized lump near jaw hinge. Very visible. Very tender. Just appeared. Hard and fixed. No other throat pain. Everything I read about is smal?

Could be jaw: If you have a lump like you are talking about it could be the head of the condyle of your lower jawbone. It could have become dislocated and is now poking out. Go see a dentist or oral surgeon to evaluate it. They may take an x-ray to see what is going on and it may just require putting your jaw back in its proper place. ...Read more

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I constantly have jaw pain eye pain (mainly behind or around eye) neck/throat pain and headaches. Sinus closed constantly. Are they related?

I constantly have jaw pain eye pain (mainly behind or around eye) neck/throat pain and headaches. Sinus closed constantly. Are they related?

Likely: Without an exam, I can only give general information, and sinuses connect to the other parts and inflammation of the sinuses generally gives those symptoms. ...Read more

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Have 1, 5sm lymph under jaw, pain in throat for 1 mont h, went to ENT took blood tests. Tests are fine, but i''m worried can this be cancer, im 22y?

Have 1, 5sm lymph under jaw, pain in throat for 1 mont h, went to ENT took blood tests. Tests are fine, but i''m worried can this be cancer, im 22y?

Unlikely: Often a normal finding. Often a reactive lymph node that disappears over time. If persistent, or changes, see ENT doc again. If suspicious, he can always order a fine needle aspiration biopsy. ...Read more

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Painful right sided throat pain. Hurts to swallow. No fever. Glands don't feel up but feels tender under that side of jaw? Thanks.

Painful right sided throat pain. Hurts to swallow. No fever. Glands don't feel up but feels tender under that side of jaw? Thanks.

Any Dental Problems?: A dental problem/infection could be a possible cause for your right sided throat pain. If you have symptoms associated with any of the your teeth in the lower jaw on the right side, you may want to have an evaluation with your dentist. If there is no tooth related symptoms, you should see you family physician. ...Read more

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For the past two days throat sore and ear aches, throat pain is in very localized spot just under jaw below ear. Is it ear or throat?

Throat: Pharyngitis (throat infection) often causes pain referred to the ear. The ear itself is rarely involved in adults. Treat with anti inflammatory medicine as usual. ...Read more

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Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

Right side throat pain just under jaw, only hurts when swallowing, but also causes ear pain, again, only when I swallow?

TMJ: It's possible that you have "Temporomandibular Joint syndrome", also known as "TMJ Syndrome". This is not scary, and most of the time it resolves on it's own, if you experience pain, tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen are okay to take. If or gets worse, you can see a doctor for prescription medication and sometimes they can do an injection. Grinding your teeth at night is a common cause. Best wishes! ...Read more

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Have pain by lower jaw and below ear lobe that's caused chronic neck and throat pain. Is this a bone or lymph node? It's bit swollen and been 6 months

Have pain by lower jaw and below ear lobe that's caused chronic neck and throat pain. Is this a bone or lymph node? It's bit swollen and been 6 months

See a doctor: Swelling and pain for 6 months warrants a medical evaluation. No one online can give you a good answer.

Go and see a real life doctor - so they can examine you and come up with a plan for diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

I have a severe headache, earaches in both ears, soar throat, jaw pain and sinus pain. What can I do?

See a doctor: Sounds like you have some serious problem please find a qualified doctor who can diagnose and treat your problem. ...Read more

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Jaw pain and pain deep in ears and head aches. No ear infection. Sometimes neck and throat pain too. Feels like my jaw is locked up. What could this be?

Jaw pain and pain deep in ears and head aches. No ear infection. Sometimes neck and throat pain too. Feels like my jaw is locked up. What could this be?

DDS & MD consult: While the jaw pain along with the ear pain and headaches may reflect some tmjoint issues, the neck and throat pain do not. It sounds like you have multiple issues and warrants seeing both a dentist and physician to evaluate your symptoms as to cause. ...Read more

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What can cause one sided moderate ear pain, eye pain, facial pain, throat pain and tenderness beneath the jaw and ear? It's one-sided only.

What can cause one sided moderate ear pain, eye pain, facial pain, throat pain and tenderness beneath the jaw and ear? It's one-sided only.

Many possibilities: It could be anything from a muscle strain to a tumor... Unfortunately without more information I would be guessing. I would suggest seeing a facial pain specialist, usually a dentist, or an ENT physician for an evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Abnormal swelling around the face with ear ache and throat pain. What could it be? An ear infection or cancer? Under the jaw swelling also. Age 48

Abnormal swelling around the face with ear ache and throat pain. What could it be? An ear infection or cancer? Under the jaw swelling also. Age 48

Facial swelling: It is hard to say what you have in this kind of forum. It could be as benign as a cold or something more serious. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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