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What causes fever and jaw swelling?

Hi, may I answer your health queries right now ? Please type your query here... Yes, My 24 yo daughter has had the flu for 10 days running 104.5 for 2 of the days. We have been re-seen twice for pneumonia and all seemed well. It has been 2 days without fever and she felt tons better. NOW, she had 100.7 last night and l jaw swelling and pain. Ibuprofen for fever and early am swelling down. Now, temp is 95.9 and swelling increasing again. Should we go back to doctor ? and what is this swelling and low grade temp?
Mon, 3 May 2021
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Hi,

The commonest reasons I can think about are as follows:
* The recurrence of fever indicates bacterial infection
* Jaw swelling is most probably due to either lymph node or salivary gland infection and inflammation
* Infection at other places as seen for pneumonia, sinusitis, close cavity abscess like that of liver
* This is the reason for low grade fever

Consult the Doctor again, clinical examination, investigations of blood, urine, X-ray or CT scan of chest and sinuses. These will help to confirm the diagnosis and thus have an additional treatment. Antibiotics may be needed. Continue Ibuprofen in proper doses, frequency and duration as per your weight. Specific treatment as per the presentation diagnosed.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon
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What causes fever and jaw swelling?

Hi, The commonest reasons I can think about are as follows: * The recurrence of fever indicates bacterial infection * Jaw swelling is most probably due to either lymph node or salivary gland infection and inflammation * Infection at other places as seen for pneumonia, sinusitis, close cavity abscess like that of liver * This is the reason for low grade fever Consult the Doctor again, clinical examination, investigations of blood, urine, X-ray or CT scan of chest and sinuses. These will help to confirm the diagnosis and thus have an additional treatment. Antibiotics may be needed. Continue Ibuprofen in proper doses, frequency and duration as per your weight. Specific treatment as per the presentation diagnosed. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. T. Chandrakant, General Surgeon