Painful lump above jaw. What could it be? Taking antibiotics, but no relief
I have a painful lump (dime sized) right above jaw bone between my chin and ear. I went to the dentist 2 days ago thinking it might be an abcessed tooth . Dentist said teeth look fine. I have no tooth pain. He gave me antibiotics scince I am leaving on a trip tomorrow. I started taking them yesterday. No improvement yet. Any ideas what it could be?
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The painful lump may be an inflammed boil on face as it is painful.
The other possibility is a swelling of parotid gland.
Along with antibiotics you take anti inflammatory medicine too.it takes 2-3 days to resolve.
Answered: Wed, 25 Jul 2012
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