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I've been having throat pain for about a week and

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Posted on Tue, 19 Feb 2019
Question: I've been having throat pain for about a week and now I also have jaw pain in the lower corner of my jaw, what can this be?
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Tonsillitis is possible

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service.
I read your query and here is my advice.

Probably you are having tonsillitis, inflammation of tonsils.
The tonsils while being inflamed swell up causing soreness.
This swelling probably is expanding from throat and tonsils to the jaw causing jaw pain and possibly lymph nodes.
I think you can go to a doctor to shine a lamp on your throat to see if tonsils are red, swollen and with white spots.
In this case you may need to take antibiotics.

Hope I have answered the question.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (32 hours later)
So I went to my doctor, they checked my throat and said it looked fine. I was given medicine for congestion, they said jaw pain could be lymph nodes due to congestion or maybe a dental problem.
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Answered by Dr. Olgeta Xhufka (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Dental infection

Detailed Answer:
Ok as I said the first thing to suspect was throat pain and once it is excluded I can say dental infection. Congestion usually doesn't give lymph nodes.
Visit a dentist.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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I've been having throat pain for about a week and

Brief Answer: Tonsillitis is possible Detailed Answer: Hello dear, welcome to Ask a doctor service. I read your query and here is my advice. Probably you are having tonsillitis, inflammation of tonsils. The tonsils while being inflamed swell up causing soreness. This swelling probably is expanding from throat and tonsils to the jaw causing jaw pain and possibly lymph nodes. I think you can go to a doctor to shine a lamp on your throat to see if tonsils are red, swollen and with white spots. In this case you may need to take antibiotics. Hope I have answered the question. Let me know if I can assist you further.