I feel pain near my ear while opening mouth. Is it a serious problem?

Q. I feel pain near my ear while opening mouth. Is it a serious problem?

Answered by
Dr. Mehak Agarwal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jan 28, 2017 and last reviewed on: Jun 30, 2023

Hi doctor,

I have pain in my face just next to my right ear while opening my mouth. My doctor told me that it is a parotid gland infection. Is it a serious problem? He gave Chymoral tablet. Is that right?



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Do you have a swelling at the same place? Parotitis (inflammation of parotid gland) is associated with swelling and fever. Does pain increases while eating? Do you have jaw pain or clicking while eating? Then, it can be temporomandibular joint arthritis. Are you taking Chymoral plus or Chymoral forte? If it is Chymoral plus, then it is enough as it has anti-inflammatory property also. In the case of parotitis, you need antibiotics and Vitamin C supplement. And, in the case of temporomandibular problem hot fomentation is required to the area where you have pain in addition to Chymoral plus.

Hi doctor,

I have no swelling as I can see nothing in the mirror. I have pain on pressing and also little bit while eating. Pain is behind the ear also and next to the right ear. On the left side, there is no pain at al. Can it be cured with Chymoral?



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You should get an ultrasound of the cheek to confirm the diagnosis. It can be parotitis, but you do not have any other sign of infection except pain. For now, I would suggest you take antibiotics along with Chymoral plus, plenty of fluids and vitamin C for seven days and also massage over the gland. If symptoms do not subside with this treatment, then you get ultrasound cheek done.

Hi doctor,

If I put a finger in my ear and press, then I feel pain. Also, I feel pain and heaviness in the ear and nearby area. I took Sinarest as I am traveling.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

Sinarest (Acetaminophen, Chlorpheniramine and Phenylephrine) is not required if you are taking the above mentioned treatment. Heaviness will be there, and for now, you take the treatment suggested for now by your doctor. Please get your ear examined for ear pain.

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