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Periodic pain in the ear, jaw and cheeks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hello, I have been suffering from ear, jaw and cheek pain for past 2 years. I thought it was because of the new bridge I got. After replacing it and getting tons of opinions, x-rays, antibiotics, mouth guards etc it's slit there. I was felling better for a past several days because I was taking antibiotics ( 500 ml, 3x a day for 10 days) due to enlarged and clouded sinus that x-ray showed up. Anyways, I gave my husband oral sex a day ago and now I am miserable again! Can that be a problem to all my pain? It's only in one side of my face, ear and neck area.
Thank you.
Doctor :   Hi XXX, Dr XXX here
User :   Morning
Doctor :   let me read your query
User :   NOt something I would ask my dentist, so I thought I will ask you. neat service!
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Now please tell me you have this new pain, only since the oral sex you had ? or the pain was even before that ?
User :   for 2 yeras. come and go
User :   around the ear, cheek, down my neck to the sholder
Doctor :   this could be associated with trigeminal neuralgia , a pain that is due to infection associated with infection of a neuron ganglion, inside your facial bones
Doctor :   is Your pain, like a shock like and constant pain or sudden onset ?
Doctor :   can u describe it for me ?
User :   who could I see for that?
User :   its constant discomfort
User :   presure
Doctor :   you can see your physician, who can give you some medicine called (CARBAMAZEPINE)
Doctor :   this is very effective in this condition
Doctor :   this is a prescription medicine,
User :   thank you so much
User :   is there anything else i can do?
Doctor :   once the condition is diagnosed specifically by your doc,
Doctor :   then he will prescribe the medicine
User :   i had a cat scan done it it didn"t look that anything was there
Doctor :   other than the medicine, apply heat to the affected area,
User :   heat always helps
Doctor :   make sure that there are no dental infections
Doctor :   heat has a soothening effect
Doctor :   also rule out any ear infections,
User :   i will consult with ent doc as well
Doctor :   presence of ear ache, discharge, hearing issues etc needs to be evaluated accordingly
User :   to sum it up-would sucking action ( sounds bad) effect it?
Doctor :   but since the distributioon of the pain, in you, is classic for trigeminal neuralgia,
Doctor :   i would advice you to see your GP AND he will do the needful
User :   i appreciate
Doctor :   Do u have any other query?
User :   that will do. Thank you. have a good day
Doctor :   you too.
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   bye
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