How do you clear an infection without going to the doctor? I somehow bit my cheek last week, and instead of healing and going away like it normally does, it swelled and now I keep accidentally biting it! I have tried swishing salt water and hydrogen peroxide (separately, and without swallowing obviously.) Both of which have worked before, but I think I am doing worse damage in my sleep.
Now I think it has become infected, food bits have probably gotten into it. I am constantly swallowing blood, my left cheek feels huge to me, I’m afraid to look in the mirror, and I think it’s now spread beyond the small spot where it was to begin with.
So why not go to the doctor? That requires money, even with insurance. I have not met my deductable so it’s full price. I am good to get to eat every day. No meal can go over a dollar, which does not lead to a very nutritious life at the moment.
I blame this on room mate two. Who leaves her TV on at all times for her dogs, goes and turns the AC down to 60 degrees F, when the rest of us are fine to live with fans blowing on us. She stays home all day long using the A/C, microwave, oven and constantly opening and closing the refrigerator. Our electric bill jumped up from $90 to almost $300! And she is the only one who is ever home. I take my computer to free wifi spots so that I am not using electricity running my computer. If it’s not in use, it’s unplugged. And I have energy saving light bulbs, so the fault is not mine. Anyways my portion of the electric bill had to come from somewhere, and the only place left to pull from was my food money.
To make it worse, despite me saying that I could not afford to chip in if my room mates decided to get a internet, cable, home phone bundle, they went ahead and did it. Now that one of my room mates is leaving next month, they are going to expect me to just pull that money from where? I would get a job, but I don’t have a steady schedule at my full time job, where I am expected to have open availability.
So in conclusion, doctors = $, and I doubt they will accept my $1.50 that is all the money I have until payday. Sigh…
So how do you get rid of an infection without going to the doctor?