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My female friend who is 41 is having considerable pain

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Posted on Sat, 23 Mar 2019
Question: My female friend who is 41 is having considerable pain in her jaw and lower gums. Plus she has earache. And her face is all swollen. Any ideas on what this might be?
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (36 minutes later)
Why is this taking so long? It has been over 35 minutes since I submitted my question.
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Follow up: Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (5 minutes later)
When I signed up for this I was told I would get an answer immediately. It is going on toward 1 hour now. The urgent care clinics around us close soon so if I need to take her in I need to know NOW.
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Answered by Dr. Hari Charan Perigela (30 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It could be due to Infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi
I saw the pics.
Pain in her jaw and lower gums could be due to Infection and associated inflammation. This has to lead to the swelling of the face also.
I prescribe an Antibiotic like Clindamycin along with Anti-inflammatory tablet to my patients with similar complaints.
You should Consult your Dentist or General Surgeon and proceed further.
Nothing to worry. It will come down with antibiotics.
Hope I answered your query.If you have any questions, I will clarify further.
Wish her speedy recovery
Regards
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My female friend who is 41 is having considerable pain

Why is this taking so long? It has been over 35 minutes since I submitted my question.