Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Pain in jaw, nose but can swallow. TONSILS.

Resolved Question:

My wife, 30 years old is experiencing jaw pain as well as her nose hurts. She can swallow stuff, so I don't think it's her tonsils.

Category: Family Physician-GP

Ask Your Own Question

Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
 31 Doctors Online

Thankyou for your query to
From your description, your 30 year old wife has been having jaw pain. Jaw pain can be a manifestation of dental problems (e.g. dental abscess) or an inflammation of the salivary glands (glands which produce saliva) to name a few. How is your wife's dental appearence and has she had a history of multiple dental visits?
It would be helpful to include in your reply, to describe the jaw pain in greater detail (rate it on a scale of 1 to 10, does it move anywhere?, is it associated with pain in the face or behind the ear?)
Also has your wife had a fever or pain while eating or difficulty hearing?
Hope this helps

Patient replied :

Thanks for replying.
The pain on a scale of 1 to 10 is 6. There is pain in the face and behind the ear when chewing. No fever but face feels hot off an on. No difficulty hearing.

Thank you for the follow up.
Well from what you describe the problem could be one of 2 things provide the jaw pain is the only symptom.
One, it could be a dental problem (perhaps an infection of the tooth, gums or salivary gland) which would explain why it hurts while chewing. Therefore I would recommend a visit to the dentist first. It would be advisable while waiting for an appointment for the dentist to use a toothpaste for sensitive teeth, floss daily and eat semi solid food to produce minimal stress to the jaw while chewing. Also since the pain is a 6/10, acetaminophen (tylenol) 500mg taken one pill every 4 to 6 hours is advisable.
The second possibility but one with a low probability is that it could be an ear infection. Although this is less likely since she has no ear pain, loss in hearing, trauma to the ear or ear discharge.
Hope this helps,

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation



Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news