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How can symptoms of tenderness around one side of the face near the ear along with teeth sensitivity be managed?

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Posted on Mon, 13 Jan 2020
Question: Symptoms just started 3 days ago. Tenderness around side of face near ear (feels like sunburn), behind ear, tender scalp, and teeth are sensitive to cold. Sore throat. Occasional sharp pain inside head. ALL ON RIGHT SIDE ONLY.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (32 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
three likely causes

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description, the likely causes are

Herpes zoster
Trigeminal neuralgia
Upper respiratory tract infection

All three can present the way you have described the case. If there is an associated vesicular rash slowly appearing on the affected side then herpes zoster is likely.

If the pain is sharp and debilitating then trigeminal neuralgia can be looked for clinically and history of local ENT procedures should also be taken.

Oral and ENT examination should be done to look for a possible infectious cause in the affinity.


Wishing you best of health

Thanks

Let me know if you have any query

Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action.

For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below

http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107

Dr. M.S. Khalil

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (34 minutes later)
If upper respiratory virus, could one lymph gland on one side be responsible for pain around face, ear, throat, teeth and scalp? I have no rash, just sensitivity.
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Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Lymphadenopathy

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

Localized lymphadenopathy does occur and is possible. A single node is unlikely to do so. However, a group of lymph nodes can produce the same effect.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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How can symptoms of tenderness around one side of the face near the ear along with teeth sensitivity be managed?

Brief Answer: three likely causes Detailed Answer: Hello and Welcome I appreciate your concern Based on your description, the likely causes are Herpes zoster Trigeminal neuralgia Upper respiratory tract infection All three can present the way you have described the case. If there is an associated vesicular rash slowly appearing on the affected side then herpes zoster is likely. If the pain is sharp and debilitating then trigeminal neuralgia can be looked for clinically and history of local ENT procedures should also be taken. Oral and ENT examination should be done to look for a possible infectious cause in the affinity. Wishing you best of health Thanks Let me know if you have any query Please consult your doctor before deciding on any further course of action. For future follow up / correspondence you may ask me directly at the link given below http://doctor.healthcaremagic.com/Funnel?page=askDoctorDirectly&docId=68107 Dr. M.S. Khalil