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Can't lift my chin up!

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 3, 2009
  • 04:07 AM

I have what I think is a swollen gland ("lymph node"?) just directly under my chin. It maks it hard for me to swallo food, water and anything including saliva, it hurts to touch, it looks swollen- it hurts!

I saw my doctor last week who siad I had to wait two weeks before going back but blamed it on a silver cap I had put on my back tooth. No other glands are swollen near the tooth though, its a back molar, the underneath of my chin is nowhere near my back molar. He said it could be as a result of a seed getting caught in a gland, but then said its a very strange place and quite unlikely it could be that.

I find that it gets worse when after I excercise (I do a lot of cardio excercise) and at night (when/after I eat). It gets to the point now where I find it hard to sleep, and cannot raise my chin upwards, laugh or even smile without pain under my chin- it feels like I have a rock caught under my chin, really heavy and really sore!

I am otherwise as normal- I do have an infection on the sides of my mouth (caused by my dentists gloves) but thats on its way out/almost healed, this chin thing has not.

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  • Just shamelessly bumping my own post, its been more then a month now and the problem is still there, it has faded a bit, but gets worse right after a gym cardio session, when I go for a shower, its right back to finding it difficult to look upwards.Could this have anything to do with me having a silver amalgrm filling? or am I jumping to conclusions here?
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 25, 2009
    • 02:31 AM
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  • Hi - sorry to hear. But you have to do 2 things or you will be sick for a long time and maybe end up in the hospital.Don't putz around with this - it is serious infection. From personal experience (as I have already posted on a related post), you need antibiotics right away. The two that work for me (so this is anecdotal) are doxycycline and keflex. Doxycycline (a really cheap generic - I got my last prescription filled free at Kroger) - works a little faster than keflex - for me, but they are both good. The pain will go away as soon as the antibiotic kicks in. For me (am dealing with one in the glands at the back of my neck as I type this), the pain started going away with the first capsule, and is almost entirely gone now.By the way - get the tooth PULLED. Do not try to save it or you will be sick repeatedly. I'm 61 so that's easy for me to say - but if you do a little research, you will find that root canals don't work, and frequently teeth that have been "fixed & patched" cause much illness. There is a huge amount of research available on this topic, but your dentist isn't likely to tell you this. When I had the exact symptoms you are describing back in 1994, I couldn't even get my dentist to give me an appointment - he thought I had "food stuck between teeth". I had just been in for my checkup the month before. My doctor gave me antibiotics, and I made an appointment with an oral surgeon to get the tooth out. He saw the problem on the preliminary x-ray they take before all extractions. He took the tooth out in pieces - it was a "dead" tooth. Get it pulled ASAP.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • October 30, 2009
    • 07:18 PM
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