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Have noticeable lump in rt temple causing severe nerve pain in jaw/ear for 3 mos. Even after 3bouts antibiotics. I'm a young mom and scared please help.

Have noticeable lump in rt temple causing severe nerve pain in jaw/ear for 3 mos. Even after 3bouts antibiotics. I'm a young mom and scared please help.

Who did you see?: Who prescribed the antibiotics? Who evaluated you? From your description, it may not be an infection, you need to first see a different physician, possibly a dermotologist, and if it is something else, they will refer you to the appropriate physician. ...Read more

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Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...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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I have ear and jaw pain on my left lower side. My gums are swollen, I have no molars on the affected side. I have been to neurologist, ent, and dentist and all 3 said its not trigimenal neuralgia nor is it tmj. My wisdom teeth have been removed also. I us

TMJ possible: Ear and jaw pain are clasic signs of tmj. Lack of molar support on the affected side can cause dislocation of the jaw and be the source of ear and jaw pain. If the jaw becomes dislocated muscle will come into play and splint the joint by tightening on the affected side and also refer pain to distant sites on the head and neck of that side. See a qualified dentist that treats tmj. ...Read more

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Severe aching in jaw,pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking.Comes at night when I lie down..nerve pain?Tumor? No jaw noises so not TMJ.

Severe aching in jaw,pain releived by pulling lightly on scalp or walking.Comes at night when I lie down..nerve pain?Tumor? 
No jaw noises so not TMJ.

See OFP specialist: The Orofacial Pain specialists provide diagnosis and treatment of pain in the head, face and TMJ. They are the experts in TMJ and chronic face and head pain. See OFP specialist near you. ...Read more

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What could cause severe scalp burning sensation pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

What could cause severe scalp burning sensation  pain to the touch on right side of head nerve pain in right ear and still neck. Shingle is ruled out.

Neuralgia: I would wonder how early shingles was ruled out? Early shingles does not leave any objective physical findings... Glosssopharyngeal neuralgia is uncommon and usually has a component within the throat as well. Would see a neurologist to evaluate a deeper understanding of the situation. ...Read more

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What causes pain in jaw and ear on only one side?

What causes pain in jaw and ear on only one side?

Different things: Pain can be caused by infected tooth/teeth, infected gums/bone, fractures, abfractures, traumatic occlusion, neurologic disorder, malocclusion, joint dysfunction, parafunctional habits, and so many other problems. Have your Dentist take a look. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
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Neuralgia (Definition)

Can also be described as neuropathic pain or "nerve pain" which can occur anywhere in the body. It can also be due to many disorders such as direct nerve damage, diabetes, ...Read more


Dr. Milroy Samuel
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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