Throat Swelling Symptoms & Jaw Bone Pain Relief: The gland underneath my jaw bone is swollen and painful. What are the symptoms?

The glands under the jaw bone can swell as a result of an infection, cold, sore throat, ear infection, inflammation of the salivary gland, an injury or a bite. Symptoms could be very simple like swelling, pain and low immunity. To reduce the swelling of these glands it is important to identify and treat the cause of the swelling.

Try the following remedies to decrease the swelling under the jaw -

  • Apply warm compress around the throat and under the jaw. This would also help to decrease the swelling and pain. This can be done by placing a hot towel as a color or using a small bottle with warm water filled in it.
  • If the glands are swollen due to cold or sore throat then warm water and salt gargles are best to reduce the swelling and pain 3-4 times in a day (especially when you wake up in the morning and before going to bed at night).

If the swelling and pain increases or is due to some injury then consult a specialist for exact diagnosis as treatment.

answered by Dr S

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