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Fever with stiff jaw and sore throat. Why does it pop when I open it? Under active thyroid

hello my name is Karen I have a slight fever and I have been experiencing stiffness in my right jaw it is hard to open my mouth all the way. I woke up today with a very sore throart I hurts even to swallow I find that when I force my mouth to open all the way my right jaw pops like as if two bones are rubbing together. I have an under active thyroid which I am on meds for.
Asked On : Tue, 16 Oct 2012
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Hello Karen
Thanks for your query..

You might be having pharyngitis with inflammation of temporomandibular joint.
You must get a clinical check up done by an ENT specialist.
Do warm saline gurgling 4 times daily for 5 days
Take CoAmoxiclav 625mg tablet thrice daily for 5 days
Take paracetamol 500mg tablet twice daily for 5days and thereafter when needed
Get a throat swab culture sensitivity testing done and get an X Ray done to see the temporomandibular joint.

Hope this helps.

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Take care.
Answered: Thu, 18 Oct 2012
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