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Based on the symptoms you've been presented with there can be few conditions which could have possibly been the cause for it. They could be either an
- Enlarged lymph glands,
- thyroid swelling
- throat or ear infections
- infection in salivary glands,
- acid indigestion or
- Rarely some tumours or growths in the neck could cause it.
Firstly, do not feel frustrated with the problem, it can all be treated. I would advise you to take an appointment with ENT consultant as early possible and ask him for a re check up of your throat and neck. He might have to use direct/ indirect laryngoscopy to view the inside of throat clearly. Mostly this could clench the diagnosis. If not, then an X-ray of neck would be supportive.
Meanwhile, while you wait for ENT consultation, you could also take painkiller like Paracetamol 500 mg upto three times daily which can relieve pain in jaw.
Hope this helps. Please feel free to ask if you need further help.