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7 Potential Jaw Itch Causes

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

  1. 1.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Ear

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    ear itch, ear redness, scabbed area of the ear
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the ear:
    ear redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Butt

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    butt itch, butt redness, scabbed area of the butt
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the butt:
    butt redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Nose

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nose itch, nose redness, scabbed area of the nose
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the nose:
    nose redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  4. 4.Cellulitis

    Facial cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, facial redness, swollen face, face pain
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    facial redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Face

    Allergic contact dermatitis is a condition in which the skin becomes irritated and inflamed following physical contact with an allergen. Common products known to cause allergic dermatitis include plants, metals, soap, fragrance, and cosmetics.

    1-2 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    facial redness, face itch, scabbed area of the face
    Symptoms that always occur with allergic contact dermatitis of the face:
    facial redness
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  6. 6.Common Cold

    The common cold is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract.

    The common cold resolves within 7 to 10 days.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, sore throat, congestion
    Symptoms that never occur with common cold:
    being severely ill, severe muscle aches, rash, severe headache, sinus pain
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  7. 7.Viral Throat Infection

    Viral pharyngitis is an inflammation of the pharynx, the part of the throat between the nasal cavity and mouth, which causes throat pain.

    Symptoms generally resolve within 3-4 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    sore throat, cough, congestion, fever, hoarse voice
    Symptoms that always occur with viral throat infection:
    sore throat
    Symptoms that never occur with viral throat infection:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Jaw Itch

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Did you possibly brush into poison ivy, poison oak, or poison sumac?
  • Q.Are you experiencing a headache?

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Jaw Itch Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced jaw itch have also experienced:

    • 6% Face Itch
    • 6% Ear Itch
    • 5% Jaw Pain
  • People who have experienced jaw itch had symptoms persist for:

    • 36% Less Than a Day
    • 24% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
  • People who have experienced jaw itch were most often matched with:

    • 1% Allergic Contact Dermatitis of the Ear
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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