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Suggest remedies for acute pain in jaw joint

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Posted on Wed, 4 May 2016
Question: What can be done for acute pain in the jaw joint such as swelling etc x


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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

1. acute pain in the jaw joint can be relieved by using anti inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or ketoprofen.

2.an xray of jaw joint is needed to determine what is causing the pain: arthritis? bad teeth? trauma ?

3. Depending on the cause of pain, alternating hot and cold water compresses are recommended. specific treatment can be started once the final cause is determined.

All the best!
Dr.Albana


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What drugs can I take for this complaint because I suffer with gord ???
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Answered by Dr. Albana Sejdini (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
High doses of paracetamol alternating with following meds

Detailed Answer:
Hi back,

As you are suffering from GERD too, can start take 2 tablets of paracetamol (around 1gram every 6 hours).

If still pain, can take naproxen or mephenamic acid once daily alternating with paracetamol. To protect your stomach from side effects, take otc ppis for 14 days.

All the best!
Dr.Albana
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest remedies for acute pain in jaw joint

Brief Answer: Detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hi, 1. acute pain in the jaw joint can be relieved by using anti inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or ketoprofen. 2.an xray of jaw joint is needed to determine what is causing the pain: arthritis? bad teeth? trauma ? 3. Depending on the cause of pain, alternating hot and cold water compresses are recommended. specific treatment can be started once the final cause is determined. All the best! Dr.Albana