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What causes swelling in lower jaw under the ear?

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Posted on Wed, 9 Jul 2014
Question: my left side face lower jaw area under the ear i s swollen. there no pain nodifficulty swallowin and no fever . the swellin started tuesday my face suddenly swell huge in that area and suddenly after about one hour it started to go down. i am eatin and swallowing normal no pain. what is causing my face to swell and to recede for itself. after eating it will swell and then it wil recede after a bout 30 min but still swollen. the hospital hav me on iv anti biotics ancef for the last two days. what could be the cause and whhat should i do.
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (16 minutes later)
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Detailed Answer:
Hi,

Thank you for your query.

1. Get a neck ultrasound (USG) done. Further imaging (X-rays or Scans) may be advised after this.

2. The most probable cause for a recurrent swelling in that area is a partially blocked salivary gland duct.

3. Follow up with the reports here for further treatment options.

I hope that I have answered your queries. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sumit Bhatti (2 hours later)
while eatin the left side started swelling again. but did not swell when i ate yesterday lunch time and dinnertime. is it safe to continue the anti biotics intravenously.
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Answered by Dr. Sumit Bhatti (7 hours later)
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Hi,

Thank you for writing back.

1. Yes, it is safe to continue the antibiotics is the swelling is decreasing.

2. Clindamycin is the best antibiotic as it achieves the best concentration in saliva.

3. It is safer to take IV antibiotics in a daycare facility or after indoor admission.

4. Examination and investigations should be done.

I hope that I have answered your queries. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes swelling in lower jaw under the ear?

Brief Answer: As below: Detailed Answer: Hi, Thank you for your query. 1. Get a neck ultrasound (USG) done. Further imaging (X-rays or Scans) may be advised after this. 2. The most probable cause for a recurrent swelling in that area is a partially blocked salivary gland duct. 3. Follow up with the reports here for further treatment options. I hope that I have answered your queries. If you have any further questions, I will be available to answer them. Regards.