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AnneBoleyn

12 year old complaining of neck pain under jaw

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I'm totally freaking out.  My son started complaining last night that it hurts under his jaw when he touches it.  I felt around and I don't feel anything, no swollen lymph nodes or anything.  He was running around around last night and then said ow my jaw hurts.  Then he said it only hurts when he touches it.  I'm freakiing out.  My mother has cancer so everything just sets my off right now and I'm not sure if I should call the Dr and have him be seen or give advil and wait it out.  Covid is very high in my area right now so that is also setting my off.  He's also getting his molars.

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I think your last sentence answers your question. There is a reason his jaw is sore, you made a rational connection to getting his molars. Don’t let irrational fear of something that’s not there take over.

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Yep molars and 12-year-molars.  If it continues, see a dentist.  So far, nothing to worry about.....growing pains.

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I hope so.  He said his jaw hurts when he touches it.  But it's more like right next to his jaw?  IDK  There are no lumps or bumps or anything.  I'm going to leave it for today and not ask or poke and prod him and just see what happens.

Molars come out through the jaw.  That's the only way they grow in :).

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