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My jaw on the right side is painful when touched. The inside doesn't hurt and movement or clenching doesn't bother it. What should I do or look for?

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Dr. James Cunnar
Family Medicine

In brief: Parotitis

You could have inflammation in your parotid gland, which produces saliva.
Ibuprofen (if safe to take for you) is a mainstay of treatment. There are a number of causes of parotitis, but viruses are the most common.

In brief: Parotitis

You could have inflammation in your parotid gland, which produces saliva.
Ibuprofen (if safe to take for you) is a mainstay of treatment. There are a number of causes of parotitis, but viruses are the most common.
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