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Great letter written to http://www.bartcop.com

hi,

my 10 yr old son told me he had some kind of sore on the roof of his mouth.
he had been eating some hard candy and it may have cut or irritated the tissue there.
usually, after a couple of days, mouth sores go away but his hadnt… it was getting painful for him to eat.

i told him that he might have an infection and that we should go to a doctor. so around 2 o clock,
we walked over to the local clinic, about 200 meters, and asked if there was a doctor on duty.

we were told that the doctor was still out for lunch but the dentist was in, which was perfect for us.
the dentist examined my sons mouth. indeed, there was a small infection on the wound so the dentist
prescribed a childrens dose of antibiotic and told him to swish with salt water several times a day.

we walked over to the nurses station and gave her the written prescription and she returned
a moment later with the medicine. i paid the bill, we left the clinic and went back home.

total distance traveled… about 400 meters.
total time spent… about 30 minutes.
total cost… about 3 dollars.

by the way, we live in china.
Frank M

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