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is it a jaw infection?

Yesterday morning I woke up and I could only open my jaw about half an inch. It feels sore in my left side of the mouth, it hurts when I try to open it, when I chew... and even when I put my tongue out.
I remember before this happened, like a month or two, I had a cold, and I kinda had a hard time hearing, the inside of the ear would hurt and it felt itchy. And from time to time I would get like a sharp pain between my jaw and throat. Right in the line that the two meet... it still kinda sore if I poke it.

Today I still can't open my jaw, and it hurts
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Certainly could be an infection...Regardless, not likely to be adequately diagnosed here.  You need to be evaluated by a doctor!
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Have you found out what it was that is causing or did cause this?  I have had the same thing since Wednesday.  I am planning on going to see my doctor tomorrow but if you have anything for me to ease my mind will be greatly appericated!
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