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Medication for injured jaw - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   last sunday i was playing soccer and somebody kicked the ball and hit me in the jaw...
Doctor :   Ok
User :   at the moment i didnt feel any pain
Doctor :   Ok
User :   but like 30 minutes later my jaw started hurting
User :   and since then i can barely eat
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is there any swelling?
User :   it pops everytime i open and close it
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Are you able to open your mouth?
User :   and then it gives me constant headaches
Doctor :   Ok
User :   i can open it but it pops and i get a sharp pain
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you get it looked into one as it appears to be slightly dislocated.
Doctor :   Also I suggest that you get an X Ray done
User :   ok
Doctor :   If there is pain, then I suggest that you take a Tab. Paracetamol 500mg after food.
Doctor :   Is there any swelling?
User :   ok
User :   yes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Where is the swelling?
User :   on the lower part of the left side of my face
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you apply hot packs
Doctor :   On the area and try to eat soft mashed food or liquid diet.

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