I have never had jaw problems til 6 wks ago. I became sick with fever and my ears both turned red and swelled. I had red splotches on my face. My left ear finally developed some water blisters on the outside.
I first went to the emergency room for treatment as it was Memorial Day weekend. He said that I had the Shingles; Tues. of that wk went to regular Dr. he was not sure it was the shingles as it had progressed from my right side to the left side.
Day four of being sick I started having some pain when opening my mouth; It then progressed to severe pain and some popping when I tried to eat only soft foods. It improved for a wk after doing some tmj exercises.
I then had my regular dental cleaning and ckup; now I have the constant popping that appears to be in the joint. Have no headaches or other type symptoms. Through all of this I have ear infections in both ear.
As the popping is right side only that ear still seems to have fluid behind the ear drum. They have not diagnosed what I had for sure; but as I stated it was only during the illness with fever and chills that this started.
Would love to hear from you and what you think.