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What mosquito/flea disease can cause jaw tightness?

What mosquito/flea disease can cause jaw tightness?

Diseases: Fleas can carry tapeworms & murine typhus. In some parts of the world to include the southwestern United States they can carry a bacteria called yersinia pestis which can cause bubonic plague. I have not heard of fleas carrying clostridium tetani (tetanus). ...Read more

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Tightness (Definition)

Tightness can mean different states at distinctive times. The most common is the complaint of tightness of chest, a feeling of discomfort, real or perceived, seen often in patients with asthma or panic disorder, or heart attack. Your physician ...Read more


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Jaw tightness and pain started about a week ago. How do I figure out what could be wrong?

Jaw tightness and pain started about a week ago. How do I figure out what could be wrong?

See a dentist: Sounds like you are experiencing tempromandibular joint issue. This can be treated with a bite adjustment a bite guard or nsaids or a combination of all three. ...Read more

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What does jaw tightness/stiffness/pain indicate?

What does jaw tightness/stiffness/pain indicate?

TMJ or MFPDS: Usually this would be related to a TMJ problem or a myofacial pain dysfunction syndrome. ...Read more

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Ideas? What mosquito/flea disease causes jaw tightness?

Ideas? What mosquito/flea disease causes jaw tightness?

Lime disease: Contracted by infected (from a black legged or a deer tick) tick bite, lime disease is caused by borrelia burgdorferi bacteria. The tick is infected by feeding on an infected deer or mice. Lyme disease can cause rashes, body aches, fever, chills, weakness, swollen joints which may give rise to jaw tightness. Tx is antibiotic (amoxicillin in child and Doxycycline in adult)from 10 up to 21 days. ...Read more

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Jaw tightness, but not diagnosed as tmj. What else could it be?

Bruxism: Clenching or grinding can cause muscle hypertrophy and tightness in the musculature of the tmj. So can xs gum chewing. There are other systemic conditions that also can cause this sensation as well as medicines that cause muscles to cramp. Get a dental evaluation. ...Read more

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What can cause swollen gland under jaw and jaw tightness?

What can cause swollen gland under jaw and  jaw tightness?

See your PCP: Infections, dental problems, goiter, cancer, autoimmune disease, medication side effects, etc. See your PCP to get the cause diagnosed ASAP to avoid further complications. ...Read more

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What could have caused jaw tightness after eating?

TMJ or claudication: It may from tightness of the chewing muscles. However if it worsens the longer you eat, improves with rest, then again gets worse the longer you eat then it could be from giant cell arthritis. Get a blood test sedimentation rate. If you have this condition then it affects the medium sized arteries and can cause blindness and other problems. See a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have jaw tightness after novocain (procaine)?

Is it normal to have jaw tightness after novocain (procaine)?

Yes: Yes. often from a combination of the local anesthetic, jaw being stretched for a period of time, and often from the surgical procedure itself. Should resolve promptly. If not, see your dentist. ...Read more

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