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Have recurring tenderness & swelling under jaw line in conjunction with general malaise. Lasts several days, goes away but will return. Thoughts ?

Have recurring tenderness & swelling under jaw line in conjunction with general malaise. Lasts several days, goes away but will return. Thoughts ?

See a doctor: You may have a virus or a low grade infection that needs antibiotics. If after your doctor exams you and thinks it needs to be biopsied you can also be screened for any lymph node issues or even possible abscess. If you have had chronic sinusitis, pharyngitis or respiratory problems the doctor can help you resolve that as well. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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What could cause jaw swelling?

What could cause jaw swelling?

Jaw swelling: An infection comes to mind as the most likely cause, although there are a host of other possibilities. Rather than merely giving you a list of them, see a dentist for a proper exam and evaluation. ...Read more

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Can spider bite cause jaw swelling?

Can spider bite cause jaw swelling?

Yes: Yes, spider bites can cause swelling wherever the bite occurs. If you have no other symptoms aside from jaw swelling, it could be due to many things. In that case, see an oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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Why do I have daily jaw swelling with added jaw, neck, back, and migraine pain?

Why do I have daily jaw swelling with added jaw, neck, back, and migraine pain?

Evaluate Neck: If you are not improving have your doctor order a cervical spine mri. Many times a herniated disc in the neck can cause arm pain especially if you have not improved with the medications and physical therapy. If it is a herniated disc you may need evaluation from a spine specialist to determine what other options might be needed (injections, surgery, etc) to help reduce pain. ...Read more

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Gets a unbearable pain through my ear if someone speaks to me with loud music, jaw swelling, some days in tears. Is this TMJ or an other problem?

Gets a unbearable pain through my ear if someone speaks to me with loud music, jaw swelling, some days in tears. Is this TMJ or an other problem?

Could be: I would suggest you see a dentist who can diagnose tmd. See www.Aaop.Org or www.Aacfp.Org for a specialist in your area. You might also consider seeing a physician who can rule out an ear disorder. ...Read more

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I have a tooth infection i'm taking hydrocodon and penicillin. For two days now. How soon til my jaw swelling goes away? So i can pull the tooth.

I have a tooth infection i'm taking hydrocodon and penicillin. For two days now. How soon til my jaw swelling goes away?  So i can pull the tooth.

Consider:: Some tooth infections will never settle down without actually removing the tooth. Coordinate treatment with your dentist to "close the loop" and resolve the problem completely. ...Read more

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Right lower face/jaw swelling and pain w/numbness from infected tooth. Been in clindamyacin 3 days w/o relief. Unable to see dentist for 4 days! er?

Right lower face/jaw swelling and pain w/numbness from infected tooth. Been in clindamyacin 3 days w/o relief. Unable to see dentist for 4 days! er?

Go to the E R: Yes you should seek immediate help, the er would be your next step. Any reason why you have to wait to see the dentist? I would strongly suggest you call the dental office and have them see you right away. At the er you may just get another antibiotic and or a shot for the infection, at the dentist you will get actual treatment and is cheaper . Dr mokbel, www.Scdentalimplants.Com. ...Read more

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Can you have symptoms of tooth abcess like jaw swelling ear pain and ringing without tooth hurting. At dentist last June he was not sure about a tooth?

Can you have symptoms of tooth abcess like jaw swelling ear pain and ringing without tooth hurting. At dentist last June he was not sure about a tooth?

Yes, TMJ syndrome: Temporo-mandibular syndrome is the second most frequent cause of orofacial pain after dental pain. Toothache, headache, earache, sinus pain, neck pain and jaw pain are the common symptoms. Proper diagnosis is the key to successful treatment. See Orofacial Pain specialist for a consultation and treatment options. ...Read more

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