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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Strange jaw tightness and then feeling like i've been drugged the next morning. What are these symptoms?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have random jaw tightness, sometimes lasting for hours. It began on Saturday. Today, it happened after running. Should I be worried?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers