The Cause Of Right Neck Pain, Pain When Swallowing And Difficulty Opening The Mouth?
In the afternoon, I experienced a problem with my neck. I thought it was just swollen gums, but it often felt to the right of the neck. Pain made swallowing food and mouth can not be wide open like normal circumstances when eating. Is my pain called swollen lymph nodes?
Thank you for the question.
Pain in the neck can be many possible triggers. If this complaint appears accompanied by pain when swallowing and difficulty opening the mouth, then the possible causes are:
Tonsillopharyngitis (inflammation of the tonsils and throat)
Jaw joint disorders, for example due to dislocations, arthritis, injuries
Parotitis (inflammation of the salivary glands under the jaw, mumps)
Lymphadenitis (inflammation of lymph nodes)
Others, such as torticollis, cellulitis, neck nerve nerves, gingivitis, skin infections around the neck, gastroesophageal reflux disease, panic attacks, throat cancer, etc.
It should be clarified, how long have you felt these complaints? Do you also experience swelling around the neck, fever, cough, runny nose, hoarseness, nausea, vomiting, lumps, and other complaints?
Complaints that persist for up to 3 days or more, or are accompanied by more severe complaints as we mentioned above, should not be ignored. Check yourself directly to the doctor or ENT specialist doctor so that the doctor can conduct a comprehensive examination, including interviews, physical examinations, or supporting tests, such as laboratories, X-rays, endoscopy, and so on. In this way the best treatment can also be determined.
The initial steps that you should take to improve your complaint are:
First take safe pain medications, such as paracetamol
Compress the outside of the painful neck with warm water, drink also more warm water
Do not massage the neck pain
Eat first food that is easy to swallow and does not irritate the throat, for example porridge, rice broth, juice
Don't eat oily, spicy, take away, cold, and artificial sweets
Do not smoke
Not talking, let alone screaming, excessive
Brush your teeth more diligently, then rinse with salt solution
Hope this helps ...