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Why am I getting pain in ear and jaw while opening mouth, drinking or swallowing?

I was looking in my throat and I opened my mouth really wide, and for a moment it was painfully stuck open. Now it has been two days and my I have a pain that travels from my ear to jaw when I try to open my mouth quiet to eat food or pressure when drinking, to swallowing process. I m not sure what it is, and I have neglected going to the doctors on the chance it is something silly. like a pulled muscle.
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Hello and Welcome to HCM. Pain while swallowing and drinking may be due to sore throat. Did you come across any cross infections which may cause pain in ear and nearby jaw structures. It may be due to bacterial infection. Please take hot water and avoid taking cold drinks. If this condition persists for long time lymph node may get enlarged. Better you can consult doctor and take antibiotics and pain killers.
Thank you, wish you a speedy recovery.
Answered: Wed, 1 Jan 2014
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