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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have been having extreme pain in my right jaw. It's hard to chew on the right side and hurts to open my mouth all the way. My right tonsil is extrmely swollen. I am only able to eat soft foods and have to cut my medication in to several small sections. I have been on antibiotics for 6 weeks because the clinic says this is all caused by my strep throat infection. I wasnt sure if there could be more to this than strep throat and why is it only my right side.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   May I know your age and gender?
User :   female, 29
Doctor :   Since when are you having these symptoms?
User :   for the last 6 weeks
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Let me explain it to you.
Doctor :   A single tonsils can be involved in inflammatory conditions secondary to infections.
Doctor :   If your symptoms have not improved then there are chances that you may be developing complications secondary to it.
Doctor :   such as abscess formation, spread of the infections to other structures of the pharynx, chronic tonsillitis and so on.
Doctor :   Only an examination can make out, if you any such complications.
Doctor :   I would suggest you to continue with the antibiotics.
Doctor :   Also consider, using anti-inflammatory drugs.
User :   thank you
Doctor :   And salt water gargles for support.
Doctor :   And if the symptoms do not improve in a few days, may have to reconsult with your doctor, a
Doctor :   to know if you have any such complictions.
User :   they gave my lidocaine viscus to gargle( I think thats what its called) can you take anti-inflammatory if you are using this
Doctor :   You can use the gargles, and yes, you can use the anti-inflammatory along with these medications too.
User :   thank you for your time
Doctor :   You can use advil 400 tablets twice a day after food to help in the pain relief.
Doctor :   That is an anti-inflammatory medications available as OTC.
Doctor :   Do you have any other query that I can assist you with?
User :   no, that is all. Thanks again
Doctor :   Please fill the feed back form too.
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me. Bye for now. Please refer your friends to our service.
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