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Feeling stiffness in ear and neck. How to get relief? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 01-Mar-2013
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User:Hello Doctor
Doctor:please proceed with your query ,
User:Are you a General Physician?
Doctor:I am a Internist , Practicing XXXXXXX medicine
Doctor:How can I help you ?
User:I am feeling stiffness near my ear i.e. jaw (both side of my face) and left side of my neck (front)
Doctor:May i know your age, height , weight, and duration of the complaint ?
User:since 2 days
Doctor:Any other issues, like fever, cough, chest pain, shortness of breath, enlarged nodes, pain on pressing anywhere ?
Doctor:How did it start, any workouts, stress, travel, ecess work ?
User:feeling little bit of cough, some chest congestion
User:are these symptoms of swollen lymph nodes?
Doctor:How did it start, any workouts, stress, travel, excess work ?
User:not sure
Doctor:Do u feel any pain, when u press below your jaw ?
User:little bit
Doctor:most likely you may be having a inflammatory change, due to common cold or bacterial infection , and may be in the initial stages
Doctor:The best way to deal with cough, is to try Vit C lozenges , 3-4 times a day , Saline gargles 3-4 times a day and steam inhalation
Doctor:use the steam from a hot shower or from a bowl of hot water to relieve the chest congestion
User:what's the reason of this stiffness near my jaw and front neck?
Doctor:Use Crocin 500 mg 3 times a day, for the stiffness and pain
Doctor:that is due to inflammation, of the underlying soft tissues and muscles which is common during such infections
Doctor:Apply some heat packs, to the area and also Volini spray, 2 -3 TIMES in a day , this will relieve the stiffness
Doctor:take rest for a day or two, and you will be fine
Doctor:Viral infections are common in the last few days, due to the cold winds
User:what are the symptoms anybody gets before the lymph nodes swollen?
Doctor:Fever, body aches, muscle stiffness, malaise, fatigue, are the most important symptoms
Doctor:others include nausea, vomiting, tenderness in the area of the involved lymph nodes are others
Doctor:when the infection sets in , cough, chest pain, runny nose, etc can be seen
User:how many days it takes for the lymph nodes to swell
Doctor:With the suggested remedy, your symptoms should subside in a few days
Doctor:In case, you do not feel better or the symptoms worsen, then you may need a course of antibiotics, for a few days, which your doctor can prescribe for you
Doctor:it takes 2-3 days or more, for them
Doctor:to swell up
Doctor:once the infection is set
Doctor:You are most welcome
Doctor:Hope you have followed my suggestions
Doctor:take care and have a good day
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