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Acid reflux, jaw pain, unable to open mouth, hoarse voice, swollen tonsils. Cure?

On for last two days I ve had really bad acid reflux n today my jaw hurts like sum form of lockjaw n can barely open my mouth very wisw to even tale a bite of food n it hurts to speak kinda raspy n my to tonsils feel swollen n hurt what is going on with me please help me email is YYYY@YYYY thanks
Asked On : Thu, 17 Jan 2013
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Dec 2012

Thanks for posting on HCM
What is going on with you is that you are having oropharyngitis ( infection of your buccal mucosa including tonsils, uvula and throat/pharynx) due to either a viral, bacterial or possibly fungal infection. Generally when tonsils are swollen, it is often bacteria which could be due to germs such as strep, staph etc. Since swallowing is painful or not possible you might require injections of antibiotics (penicillin/ aminopenicillin) and antiinflammatory (diclofenac, ketoprofene etc) before they are relayed with oral medications when possible. If swallowing is no issue, then oral medications will suffice. Oral mouth wash containing antibiotics could also be indicated to improve healing.
But before the course of antibiotics, your doctor will need to first of all examine your mouth properly to determine the type of infection (rule out oral candidiasis).

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Answered: Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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