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Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

Went to ER 12/25 w/ left ear/jaw pain & left side facial paralysis. Dx Bell's Palsy. Rx prednisone, acyclovir. Tips for recovery? Anything to avoid?

ForWhomTheBellTolls: First, remember,most people get better,usually within a few weeks.Only a small number may have residual problems (weakness or twitches,etc).The milder the initial symptoms,the better the outcome.Tell your doctor if you've been bitten by a tick last summer. Make sure your eye is protected from irritation(wind, sun, while sleeping);use an eye patch if necessary. There's lots more, check the internet ...Read more

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Dr. Janice Alexander
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Jaw Pain (Definition)

Jaw pain is pain in the upper and lower jaws including the tmj. There are many causes of jaw pain and your dentist usually ...Read more


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Got hit in jaw. Pain in left side of lower jaw and ear. Hurts to eat on that side. Can't close it all the way. Have movement but with pain. Help?

Got hit in jaw. Pain in left side of lower jaw and ear. Hurts to eat on that side. Can't close it all the way. Have movement but with pain. Help?

See Dentist ASAP : It sounds like a possible jaw fracture or a bleed into the TMJ jaw joint. You need an accurate diagnosis from a dentist. They can remmend treatment or proper referral for follow up. ...Read more

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Only lower LEFT jaw pain accompanied with chest pain is the sign of H.A.or RIGHT lower jaw could also be sign?left and right jaw big difference?

Only lower LEFT jaw pain accompanied with chest pain is the sign of H.A.or RIGHT lower jaw could also be sign?left and right jaw big difference?

Chest pain: Chest pain should never be ignored. Chest pain plus jaw pain (either side) needs immediate evaluation. Call 911 or go immediately to ER. Better to rule out a heart attack then to not treat it. ...Read more

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44F Right lower jaw pain , hurts when touched. Back molars on same side hurt when eating something hard , right temple also hurts at times &ear pain?

44F Right lower jaw pain , hurts when touched. Back molars on same side hurt when eating something hard , right temple also hurts at times &ear pain?

Could be...: Could bee infected tooth/teeth, infected gums, TMJ, split (fractured) tooth, or one of hundreds of other problems. Can't diagnose without examination/X-rays and other tests. Please put down the computer, pick up the phone, and call your Dentist for an emergency appointment ASAP before your chronic problem becomes an acute problem. ...Read more

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Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?

Side of tongue pain, upper jaw pain by roof of mouth, lower jaw pain under tongue, ear discomfort, nerve pain under eye next to nose. TMJ?

Possibly: Get an evaluation as it may be TMJ, or an underlying herpes zoster infection affecting you. A good exam should help determine the possible causes and lead to a possible treatment. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What can I do to eliminate lower jaw pain?

What can I do to eliminate lower jaw pain?

Diagnosis First: Find out what is causing the pain. See an oral surgeon for diagnosis and treatment suggestions. ...Read more

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What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

What could be a cause for lower jaw pain? What can I do?

Many things: Trauma, tooth decay, infected tooth, periodontal disease, benign tumor, malignant tumor, muscle pain, TMJ (jaw joint) problems, ear infection(referred to jaw), See oral surgeon for diagnosis/treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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I have been having lower jaw pain off and on i feel like i got punched when the pain is there its hard to move jaw.& when pain is gone feels better?

I have been having lower jaw pain off and on i feel like i got punched when the pain is there its hard to move jaw.& when pain is gone feels better?

Jaw and Muscle Pain: It appears that you have a serious TMJ and muscle dysfunction that causes these muscles to go into a spasm and the jaw joint (TMJ) to lock when you are in a closed position. You seriously need treatment from a dentist that is very skilled at treating tmj. Only about 5% of dentist are really good in this realm. ...Read more

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What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

What could be a cause of lower jaw pain?

Need Consultation: Some things are: 1) infected tooth. 2) cavities. 3) gum disease. 4) malignant (cancer) 5) muscle dysfunction. 6) TMJ malfunctions.\ 7) etc., . ...Read more

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Could sinuses cause lower jaw pain?

No: Lower jaw pain caused either by a tooth dying or TMJ so see your dentist. As for the sinus please see your ent. ...Read more

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