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Posted on Thu, 16 Jul 2015 in Headache and Migraines
Question: 52 year old male Australian living in Tonga.
Has headache on one side,part lockjaw (can only open mouth half way) Nasal mucus and sore neck glands.
Answered by Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
possible TMJ, NSAIDs and muscle relaxants

Detailed Answer:
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Based on your description , it could be related to a TMJ ( Temporo Mandibular Joint) disorder. The unilateral headache, nasal mucus and lymphadenopathy indicate an infection e.g. sinusitis , pharyngitis or tonsillitis. Vaccination history should be obtained especially in terms of tetanus vaccine. A Blood pressure measurement should be done and the patient should be examined for any focal neurological deficit that may indicate a stroke. An oral physician should also examine the patient to assess for any dental causes e.g a gum infection. If these causes are ruled out then TMJ can be treated with NSAIDs like piroxicam and relaxants such as chlorzoxazone.

Wishing you best of health


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