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Have a bad cold with aches and pains in chest and back and discomfort in right ear and jaw. Clicking sound in jaw. Should I go to er?

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
3 doctors agree

In brief: Seasonal flu

is very common viral infection.
Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination.

In brief: Seasonal flu

is very common viral infection.
Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Antibiotics do not help. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If concerned, see your PCP for examination.
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Flu and TMJ

Get medical help for your flu-like symptoms If your jaw pain and clicking persist, see a TMj expert.
Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.

In brief: Flu and TMJ

Get medical help for your flu-like symptoms If your jaw pain and clicking persist, see a TMj expert.
Any dentist can be a TMJ expert with the proper training and experience. Most commonly, oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and orofacial pain specialists. Ask your MD, your dentist and your dental society for referrals.
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Flu-like syndrome

Chest pain is always a reason to see a doctor ASAP.
The entire syndrome you describe is disturbing. If you can get in to see a family practitioner or general internist quickly that would be a good idea since an ER is not the place for a detailed evaluation, but they could admit you if necessary and make sure there is nothing life-threatening. Hope that you get better soon. Good luck.

In brief: Flu-like syndrome

Chest pain is always a reason to see a doctor ASAP.
The entire syndrome you describe is disturbing. If you can get in to see a family practitioner or general internist quickly that would be a good idea since an ER is not the place for a detailed evaluation, but they could admit you if necessary and make sure there is nothing life-threatening. Hope that you get better soon. Good luck.
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