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Right side of my face swelled badly today. I've had some…

Right side of my...

Right side of my face swelled badly today. I've had some kind of jaw joint problem and was on antibiotics, but it doesn't seem to have worked.

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No other skin issues

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nothing I can think off. It did happen a year back, but it lasted a week and then went on its own

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Just sent photo

is it tender?

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Not really, but I'm having difficult opening my mouth and eating. Can't brush my teeth without pain in the joint area

I think you have either a pocket of infection or an effusion (fluid) related to that joint on that side

you really need this checked today

if there is infection there it needs drained

I would go to ER

I'm very sorry this is happening

It must be painful

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Can it wait till 18 hours or so, I need to catch a flight in morning back home? It midnight now where I am

Honestly I wouldn't risk it

I would go in

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Thanks for assistance. Scans showed small abscesses in the jaw muscle that caused swelling. Antibiotics were given and swelling can down. Almost back to normal
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