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Swollen and painful jaw, fever. Taken antibiotics. Should I wait?

Hi, I went to the doctor on Thursday when my face around my jaw swelled up and was hurting. He said was probably a awakens gland , gave me some antibiotics and told me to keeps hot compress on it as much as possible. Also, I was running a fever . Was running a decreasingly. The swelling is no better actuAlly a little worse. Should I wait until Monday or go see someone over the weekend?
Asked On : Tue, 4 Dec 2012
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hi there. As you said it could be infection of the submandibular glands and acute infecton needs to be treated with antibiotics first, so if you are not responding to this set of antibiotics you need to change the antibiotic with the advise of your doctor. Later you could get a fine needle aspiration cytology done to know the cause. You can add an intiinflammatory to decrease the pain and fever. Wait for a day or two and if you are not feeling any better you can takie a second opinion. Usually antibiotics takes 48 hrs to show any inprovement. Take care
Answered: Wed, 5 Dec 2012
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