• question-icon

    Suggest treatment for headaches and sore neck glands

default
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.
doctor
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

Thanks

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
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2012

Answered : 2919 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Recent questions on  Gum infection

doctor1 MD

Hello Doctor, I have had some wisdom tooth pain and went to doctor, he advised me to use hydrogen preoxide one week and lets try the infection go....

doctor1 MD

i am having a very strange problem I was eating sweets and suddenly on my right molar area i felt some sensitivity pain then this started happening...

doctor1 MD

Hello, I, aged 42, does have blood sugar but under control. Recently i started to notice that a bad odor is being produced in my mouth. I do brush...

doctor1 MD

I have the gum infection and i have tried with several doctors to treatment but so far no results.....they also removed several of my teeth and...

doctor1 MD

Hi I have an awful ache on the whole of my upper right row of teeth, it's throbbing,my cheek is tender to touch, it hurts so much when a blow my...

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

129 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Muhammad Sareer Khalil
  • Q - What causes weight gain inspite of being on Effexor for depression?

  • Q - What does twinging sensation in and around stomach indicate?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for pressure under lower left rib cage

  • Q - Suggest treatment for scleroderma

  • Q - Is Stematil safe with Sertraline?

  • Q - What causes low MPV?

  • Q - Does drinking excess water lead to reduced kidney function?

  • Q - Does Claritin Redi medication cause lymphadenopathy?

  • Q - Can hepatitis-C be contracted through a cut wound in the hand?

  • Q - What causes numbness in legs and face after taking steroid injections in...

backtotop2