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216 Possible Causes for Drooling, Neck Pain, Trismus

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    Trismus (spasm of jaw muscle) is minimal.[en.wikipedia.org] The case presented here, had not been diagnosed at the first examination; however, there were enough clinical clues (such as respiratory distress, drooling, torticollis, bulging[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The most common symptoms at presentation included fever (n 27, 70%) and neck pain (n 24, 62%).[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    The presenting symptoms, for all patients, were fever, odynophagia, torticollis, and trismus, and the clinical examination showed bulging of the posterior wall of the oropharynx[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Other important observations may be made such as drooling, dyspnea, torticollis, and neck swelling/mass.[online.epocrates.com] To present a case of an uncommon presentation of cellulitis of the neck as benign neck pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Tonsillectomy

    Four weeks after the surgery the patient was readmitted because of progressive swallowing, trismus, and worsening headache.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Signs of obstructive sleep apnea may include, snoring, restless sleep, mouth breathing, drooling at night, bed wetting, morning irritability, night terrors, poor daytime attention[stonybrookmedicine.edu] Although it is rare, patients are advised to seek treatment early if any neck pain or fever persists. Early diagnosis is important for better treatment outcome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Pharyngitis

    She had an intact airway with moderate trismus and mild anterior cervical lymphadenopathy. She was afebrile.[aafp.org] Two days later he complained of right-sided neck pain and a palpable mass was identified.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] worsens DysphagiaDysphagia High feverHigh fever Ipsilateral throat, ear & possibly neck painIpsilateral throat, ear & possibly neck pain  Physical ExamPhysical Exam  Trismus[de.slideshare.net]

  • Cyclobenzaprine

    Pain, swelling and trismus are undesirable effects of extraction of impacted mandibular third molars.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] I fall over on the suddenly very comfortable carpet and begin to drool and stare into the wall. My entire body feels numb.[erowid.org] Neck Pain (Cervical Pain) Neck pain (cervical pain) may be caused by any number of disorders and diseases. Tenderness is another symptom of neck pain....[medicinenet.com]

  • Metoclopramide

    These symptoms may include involuntary movements of limbs and facial grimacing, torticollis , oculogyric crisis, rhythmic protrusion of tongue, bulbar type of speech, trismus[rxlist.com] Primary outcome was the change from baseline to the end of study in the severity of hypersalivation as measured with the Nocturnal Hypersalivation Rating Scale and the Drooling[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms included flexor spasms of the neck muscles, neck pain, left deviation of the lower jaw and tongue protrusion. Tetanus was initially suspected.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Airway Obstruction

    Oropharyngeal examination was difficult owing to marked trismus, but a raised floor of the mouth was noted.[bmj.com] If suspected croup (barking cough, no drooling) or epiglottitis (stridor, drooling), maintain an open airway, place child in position of comfort and avoid upper airway stimulation[capeandislandsems.org] Clients with head and neck pain including forward head posture are likely to have airway obstructions and are at risk for obstructive sleep apnea, a known contributor to decreased[massagetoday.com]

  • Epidural Abscess

    We present a case of a 15-year-old man who presented with increasing trismus for 3 days.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The condition progresses to respiratory distress with hyperextension of the head (“sniffing position”), tachypnea, labored breathing, and drooling.[medical-dictionary.thefreedictionary.com] A 54-year-old man presented with neck pain and fever. Magnetic resonance imaging of the cervical spine revealed an epidural abscess at C4 to T2.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Ludwig's Angina

    The vocal cords were visualized in all ten patients following deep inhalational anesthesia to relieve trismus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Statistics from Altmetric.com Accident & Emergency Anaesthetics Dentistry Infectious Diseases Ent A 3-year-old boy presented with a 3-day history of fever, swelling in his neck, drooling[adc.bmj.com] Symptoms include severe neck pain and swelling, fever, malaise and dysphagia. Stridor suggests an impending airway crisis.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Foreign Body

    […] foreign body ingestion along with: Severe chest and/or neck pain Odynophagia Aphagia or drooling Tachycardia Tachypnoea Pyrexia Sometimes surgical emphysema, torticollis or trismus[entsho.com] Drooling and an inability to swallow may be present. Airway compromise may occur if large objects are trapped.[patient.info] Aspirated Commonly, aspirated foreign bodies will have a clear clinical correspondence: choking, coughing, neck pain or struggling to breathe.[radiopaedia.org]

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