Swollen Lower Jaw Between The Ears

Illustration of Swollen Lower Jaw Between The Ears
Illustration: Swollen Lower Jaw Between The Ears

slmat mlm doc, I am fara, would like to ask a consultation with what I am suffering now. dockmrin 3 months ago my cheeks to the left of my cheeks to swollen jaws doc, to make me sick, and to panasss, nausea, then the right side of my cheek is still on my left cheek to the swollen jaw of the doc, to make me sick, and to panasss, nausea, then the right side of the cheek is next to me check he said parotid gland

1 Answer:

Hello Farah,


Thank you for the question.

Swelling in the cheeks to the jaw, accompanied by painful swallowing, fever, and nausea, can indeed be symptoms of inflammation in the parotid gland (parotitis, mumps). This condition occurs due to a viral infection that can spread from person to person through saliva, for example when sufferers cough, sneeze, or exchange eating and drinking utensils. Parotitis can occur in one of the parotid glands (on the right or left side) or both. After recovering, you are not likely to experience recurrent parotitis.


Doctors are often able to enforce the symptoms of parotitis simply by using interviews and regular physical examination. In some cases, doctors can also conduct laboratory examinations or ultrasound to distinguish the symptoms of this disease from other diseases, such as cellulitis, lymphadenitis, benign or malignant tumors, dental abscesses, insect bites, post-injury, and so on.


If it is true that your disease is caused by parotitis, then often this disease will recover within 1-2 weeks provided that your immune system is good. Independently, you can do first:

Isolate yourself, do not contact too close to other people (at least 2 meters), including shaking hands or exchanging personal items with others, wear a mask
Take paracetamol for pain, swelling, and heat to subside
Compress warm cheek area until your jaw is swollen, position it higher during sleep
Go to bed early and drink more water
Avoid consuming foods and drinks that trigger an increase in saliva production, such as food that has to be chewed for a long time, acidic foods (such as oranges, fruit juices), and spicy foods
Expand to eat that is easy to swallow, and broth
Improve your personal hygiene, including diligently brushing your teeth and gargling with salt solution

If for a long time your complaints do not improve, you can check yourself to the nearest doctor. Some types of drugs your doctor can give you. Or it could be, later the doctor will refer you to the ENT doctor for further treatment.


I hope this helps.

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