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41 Possible Causes for Drooling, Odynophagia, Trismus

  • Peritonsillar Abscess

    Two groups were compared based on time to oral intake, grade of trismus, pain severity and duration of hospitalization.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Children younger than 5 years who present with poor oral intake, high fever, drooling, and trismus should be suspected of having a peritonsillar abscess.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Abstract Peritonsillar abscess (PTA) is the most common complication of acute tonsillitis resulting in fever, unilateral sore throat, odynophagia and trismus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Parapharyngeal Abscess

    Symptoms and Signs Most patients have fever, sore throat, odynophagia, and swelling in the neck down to the hyoid bone.[msdmanuals.com] […] with drooling Differential Phlegmon (no other real differential in the context of fever and drooling) Discussion In young children, infection may spread to the parapharyngeal[mirc.luriechildrens.org] Diagnosing parapharyngeal abscess and mediastinitis can be challenging, but should be suspected and ruled out in cases of post-operative odynophagia, fever, and/or neck swelling[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Retropharyngeal Abscess

    A case of tuberculous retropharyngeal abscess is described here presenting with odynophagia and Horner's syndrome.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] 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] Snap Shot A 5-year-old boy presents to the ED with fever, neck pain, drooling and a muffled voice.[step2.medbullets.com]

  • Tonsillar Abscess

    A 19-year-old woman presented to the emergency department with a 10-day history of intermittent odynophagia, voice changes, and fever.[nejm.org] Drainage under general anesthesia may be needed for Severe trismus Young, uncooperative patients Impending airway compromise, enlarging masses Steroids Solu-Medrol 125mg IV[fprmed.com] Symptoms include difficulty swallowing, drooling, facial/neck swelling, fever, muffled voice, fever, tender glands, severe sore throat, and difficulty opening the mouth.[healthresearchfunding.org]

  • Tonsillitis

    We report a case of an otherwise healthy man who presented with dysphagia, odynophagia and neck pain following a sore throat.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Patients with pain predominantly on one side, trismus (reduced mouth opening) and a hot-potato voice may have a peritonsillar abscess.[entsho.com] Recurrent: several episodes of acute tonsillitis within a year Chronic: ongoing sore throat halitosis, and tender cervical nodes Peritonsillar abscess: sever sore throat, fever, drooling[entshadygrove.com]

  • Ludwig's Angina

    […] extraction or dental abscess; it can also complicate mandibular fractures, foreign body or laceration of the floor of the mouth, tongue piercings Signs / symptoms : dysphagia, odynophagia[emergucate.com] 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]

  • Acute Epiglottitis

    Other important clinical factors to consider are odynophagia, drooling, hoarseness, muffled voice, dyspnoea, swelling of the posterior side of the epiglottis and a high WBC[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] On admission the patient was ill and severely distressed, sitting in the upright position, drooling saliva, showing severe inspiratory stridor, hyperventilation, but no trismus[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Anyone with the airway disaster triad and trismus or painful face/neck swelling might have a deep neck space infection .[entsho.com]

  • Pharyngitis

    Six clinical symptom scores, such as the severity of itchy throat, hoarseness, pain, odynophagia, cough and otalgia were evaluated in chronic pharyngitis patients after the[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] . – Local complications: Peritonsillar abscess: fever, intense pain, hoarse voice, trismus (limitation of mouth opening), unilateral deviation of the uvula. – In all cases[medicalguidelines.msf.org] If your child’s sore throat is severe and includes difficulty swallowing or breathing, drooling, stiff neck or neck swelling, call 911 or your local emergency number.[childrensnational.org]

  • Botulism

    In this case, a woman with a history of injection drug use (IDU) presented with dysphagia, odynophagia, and neck pain.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Botulinum toxin B increases mouth opening in patients with spastic trismus. Eur J Neurol. 2009 Dec. 16(12):1299-304. [Medline].[emedicine.medscape.com] In the infant, clinical symptoms are usually unspecific such as poor feeding, weak suck, feeble cry, drooling, followed by a symmetric, descending, flaccid paralysis beginning[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Spasmodic Croup

    Epiglottitis, retropharyngeal abscess, and bacterial tracheitis have a more rapid onset and cause a more toxic appearance, odynophagia, and fewer upper respiratory tract symptoms[merckmanuals.com] Also called trismus. [Heritage].[archaicmedicalterms.com] Drooling, and voice sounds muffled or "hot potato". Three D's-drooling, dysphagia, and distress.[pedclerk.bsd.uchicago.edu]

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