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Mouth Sore

I have a white sore in my mouth.  Way in the back on the area where the top of my jaw intersects with the bottom of my jaw on the left side. I have had it for literally at least 3 months and it will not heal. It hurts so bad. The sore itself hurts, but it is making my whole jaw ache. Also my left ear is swollen at the opening.  It is almost swelled shut. I am not sure if they are related. I do not have insurance so that is why I have not seen a physician.   I do not even have a regular doctor.  I don't want to go to the ER because it is not an emergency. Any ideas on how to get it to heal?
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144586 tn?1284666164
You should not be self-prescribing antibiotics. All hospitals in the united States MUST treat without regard for the ability to pay. An ER is not the best answer. You need a clinic evaluation as of yesterday. Under Obamacare insurance is mandatory for everyone in the United States. If you don't have the money the government will subsidize the cost. Clinics usually charge a flat ten dollars for a visit and ten dollars per prescription. If you have no insurance and no money tell the hospital you want to be treated under the Hill-Burton Act. Look up Hill-Burton on the internet. Different hospitals have quotas and if one hospital has their Hill-Burton Quota filled they will refer you to another.
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4851940 tn?1515694593
You do need some antibiotic ear drops.

I am sure if you went to the ER they would not turn you away.  
Having a swollen ear is very painful and the infection can spread.  You may get prescribed the ear drops or ear spray or a general antibiotic.

Is there a medical drop in centre nearby that you can get some medical attention?  If not, do go to the ER.  
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