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Reoccurring sore ears, feel dizzy sick etc. This time the dizziness has gone away but have severe pain in my cheek, down jaw, swollen, only on 1 side?

Reoccurring sore ears, feel dizzy sick etc. This time the dizziness has gone away but have severe pain in my cheek, down jaw, swollen, only on 1 side?

Best to be seen: Many things can cause these symptoms and most are not serious; however, severe pain with swelling suggests an infection. This could be in the teeth, the sinus in the cheek, or even a viral infection. It sounds like you have some issues with your ears, sinuses and balance mechanisms, so go get a good history and exam! ...Read more

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the left side of my sons jaw is swollen?

the left side of my sons jaw is swollen?

See doctor: The swelling of left jaw of your son may be due to trauma, infection in that area or any allergic reaction. If it is painful, give painkiller. Best is to consult your doctor who can decide about treatment your son needs. ...Read more

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Why is my jaw is swollen on the right side?

Why is my jaw is swollen on the right side?

A few things: Could be many things including dental infection, wisdom tooth problem, gum problem, parotid swelling, TMJ inflammation, etc. Recommend seeing an oral surgeon for evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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The right side of my neck and under my jaw is swollen why?

The right side of my neck and under my jaw is swollen why?

Neck swelling: This area corresponds to your submandibular saliva gland. If it not painful, you might have a stone causing a blockage of saliva drainage. If it painful, you probably have an infection. You might also have a dental infection. Either way, I would go and see your doctor. ...Read more

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I crashed on my dirt bike yesterday and I think my helmet or shoulder jammed into my jaw. My gland under my jaw is swollen now on my right side.

I crashed on my dirt bike yesterday and I think my helmet or shoulder jammed into my jaw. My gland under my jaw is swollen now on my right side.

Go to the ER: Without seeing you I can’t tell whether you're referring to simple soft tissue injury or something more serious but there are enough serious possibilities from what you describe that I wouldn't wait around any longer. You could have a jaw fracture, salivary gland injury, and/or even infection which if combined with the other injuries or under your tongue could be a disaster. Go to the ER now! ...Read more

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My jaw is swollen on both sides. It is painful to the touch. I do not have any teeth, so it's not a tooth infection. Whatshould I do?

My jaw is swollen on both sides. It is painful to the touch. I do not have any teeth, so it's not a tooth infection. Whatshould I do?

See your dentist...: There may be teeth that had broken below the gumline or there may be broken roots under the gums that were left behind following tooth extractions. There may be something else going on. Seeing your dentist would allow him/her to visualize the areas and to take x-rays to see what is present. If you have infections these need to be treated as soon as possible. Please see your dentist. ...Read more

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The left side of my jaw is swollen for two days now, my throat does not hurt nor are my sinuses or anything acting up. There are no other symptoms.

The left side of my jaw is swollen for two days now, my throat does not hurt nor are my sinuses or anything acting up. There are no other symptoms.

See a doctor: If it is painful see a doctor. If it looks like Mumps see a doctor. Make sure you have had all the vaccinations needed before attending college. Hope it resolves. ...Read more

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I had a blood clot come from my tooth abcess no puss just a blood clot is that normal? My lower right side of lower jaw is swollen just started keflex today. Swelling has been prestenit and gottwn bigger since this morning should I worry..

I had a blood clot come from my tooth abcess no puss just a blood clot is that normal? My lower right side of lower jaw is swollen just started keflex today. Swelling has been prestenit and gottwn bigger since this morning should I worry..

What to do:: First, call and notify the dentist who prescribed the Keflex of your symptoms. If it was self prescribed or administered you run the risk of even bigger problems. Infections can go downhill very quickly and lead to more serious issues. Yes, you should be concerned and see a dentist asap! If it's after hours consider going to a 24/7 emergency medical facility. ...Read more

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Do I have an infection in my wisdom tooth spot? I got my bottom wisdom teeth taken out about a month ago and my cheek/jaw is swollen again (kinda look chipmunky)- there was some extra pulling and drilling during the operation on that side and it's been a

Do I have an infection in my wisdom tooth spot? I got my bottom wisdom teeth taken out about a month ago and my cheek/jaw is swollen again (kinda look chipmunky)- there was some extra pulling and drilling during the operation on that side and it's been a

Based: Based on your description, you may have a subperiosteal abscess. This is caused by food debris or a small piece of bone dying and setting up a late infection. You need to be evaluated by your oral surgeon. You may be placed on a trial of antibiotics. If this does not resolve the problem, you may need to have the site opened up and cleaned, a simple procedure that can be done awake. Don't delay as this infection can spread and become more serious and difficult to treat. ...Read more

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The lymph node on the right hand side next under jaw is swollen & tender. I have no sore throat or cold. What could cause this?

The lymph node on the right hand side next under jaw is swollen & tender. I have no sore throat or cold. What could cause this?

Lymph node jaw area: This may or may not be a lymph node. Eg the salivary glands can plug up and swell to cause a lump in that area. In any case you need to see your doctor to find out if you have a problem or not. ...Read more

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My jaw is swollen from a toothach how do I get thesweeling down.

My jaw is swollen from a toothach how do I get thesweeling down.

Abscessed Tooth: The tooth will need to either have root canal therapy or be extracted at this point. Prompt treatment is important along with the possible use of an antimicrobial. Sometimes an incision and drainage is required. ...Read more

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Left lower jaw is swollen & painful?

Left lower jaw is swollen & painful?

Swollen/Painful jaw: See a dentist as soon as possible to determine what's causing this. Both swelling and pain generally indicate an infection. Infections can pose serious medical risks and can even be life threatening. We can't diagnose or treat you over the internet. Call right now and get an appointment. ...Read more

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My jaw is swollen. Do I call a dentist or a doctor?

My jaw is swollen. Do I call a dentist or a doctor?

Dentist: Start with a dentist to rule out any dental problems. S/he will refer you to a physician if the problem is not coming from your teeth. ...Read more

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Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?

Under my left ear, near my jaw, is swollen, and It is very noticeable, but it is going down after about 10 minutes. Is this a serious?

See PCP: Did/does this happen just as you start to eat? Anything seem to trigger it? It could be from lymph node (s) or the corner of the parotid saliva gland in this area. I suggest seeing an ENT, Oral surgeon, your dentist or your PCP to start with. ...Read more

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Hey I'm not sure what happened but my jAw is swollen under the ear and in front. It hurts to eat some times and the area is tender. I have all my te?

Hey I'm not sure what happened but my jAw is swollen under the ear and in front. It hurts to eat some times and the area is tender. I have all my te?

Jaw: Swelling indicates a need for you to see your doctor ASAP. You MAY have an infection and that needs to be cleared up before it gets worse. If it is something else your doc will tell you and help you. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Had influenza A and now jaw is swollen. Could this be something related? Or an ear infection?

Had influenza A and now jaw is swollen. Could this be something related? Or an ear infection?

Swollen jaw from?: See a local dentist to determine if swelling is related to dental problem which it is most likely. ...Read more

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I had a root canal last week and nowmy jaw is swollen and I'm in a lot of pain. Xray doesn't show any sign of infection and my dentist sayshe can't do?

I had a root canal last week and nowmy jaw is swollen and I'm in a lot of pain. Xray doesn't show any sign of infection and my dentist sayshe can't do?

See an Endodontist: The key is to have an Endodontist with the diagnostic skills to be able to do a proper diagnosis of your problem. An endodontist is a dentist who has completed a 2 or 3 year specialty program about root canals. ...Read more

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Under my jaw is swollen and hurts when I touch it I think it's a tooth infection but it started to get swollen a month after I got fillings on my infected tooth?

Under my jaw is swollen and hurts when I touch it I think it's a tooth infection but it started to get swollen a month after I got fillings on my infected tooth?

See: See the a Dentist that recently treated you. You may have an infection that requires root canal treatment by an Endodontist, extraction by an Oral Surgeon, or further treatment by your Dentist. Don't delay, call now. ...Read more

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I have bells palsy or maybe herpes oticus. Had this severe pain around ear, just noticed under my ear & below my jaw is swollen. Should I be alarmed?

I have bells palsy or maybe herpes oticus. Had this severe pain around ear, just noticed under my ear & below my jaw is swollen. Should I be alarmed?

Pain is alarming: Severe pain is always alarming. Bell's palsy should not give severe pain or swelling. See your doctor who may refer you to a specialist to see what the problem is. ...Read more

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Tooth abscess, awaiting extraction. Jaw is swollen and I cannot open mouth wide enough for treatmen on amoxillian and co codomol for 10 days tooth ok?

Tooth abscess, awaiting extraction. Jaw is swollen and I cannot open mouth wide enough for treatmen on amoxillian and co codomol for 10 days tooth ok?

Patience: You will need to have the tooth extracted, but the antibiotic needs time to work... It does not happen overnight. Once the infection is under control, the tooth will be extracted and your jaw muscles will loosen up. ...Read more

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Hello, my daughter jaw is swollen right at her ear. She gets ear infections alot. By the way she is 21 years old.?

Hello, my daughter jaw is swollen right at her ear. She gets ear infections alot. By the way she is 21 years old.?

See an allergist: If she gets a lot of ear infections you might want to have her evaluated for allergies. Allergies might be the orecipitating factor for her ear jnfections. She has a swollen lymph gland as a response to her infection. ...Read more

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Inside of left ear swollen a little bit, lymph node inside bottom jaw is swollen directly under my ear, been there since ear infection a year ago.

Inside of left ear swollen a little bit, lymph node inside bottom jaw is swollen directly under my ear, been there since ear infection a year ago.

Lymph node: The lymph nose under your ear is nothing to worry about, sometimes a reactive node stays enlarged for a long time. Does the swelling in your ear have an associated lump or bump? Itchy? Painful? ...Read more

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My son has had an earache for a couple of days with stuffy nose, now his jaw is swollen, is this sinus infection? Ear ache. Swollen jaw

Since: Since this is only a couple of days old, it be a viral infection. If symptoms get worse over the next few days, or if they do not improve by a week, then you may want to go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Why does my jaw seem out of place and swollen on one side?

Why does my jaw seem out of place and swollen on one side?

Uncertain: This can't be diagnosed with the information that is available. A history, physical examination & other studies may be needed to determine cause/causes. ...Read more