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The left side of my face and below my jaw is slightly swollen

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The left side of my face and below my jaw is slightly swollen and there is a line like a scar or stretchmark just behind my left ear. My jaw also feels stiff when I am laying down in bed. When I wake up in the mornings my left eye is sometimes caked and feels sore. I am not keen on going to see my GP as I have been several times lately for various ailments and I do not want to waste his time on something trivial. I am a 63 year old woman.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Hello. I'm Dr. Phil, licensed and practicing internist. Excellent service is my goal.
How long have you had this?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

About two weeks.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
This is concerning for an infectionI'm sorry but you have to see the GPyou will need antibiotics for this
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