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Injury to the face

Also known as Face Injury and Facial Injury

General or unspecified injuries to the soft tissue or bony portions of the face.

Source: MeSH

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with injury to the face, 53% report having neck pain, 46% report having headache, and 41% report having facial pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of injury to the face are facial pain, bleeding from ear, mouth pain, bleeding in mouth, neck stiffness or tightness, and redness in or around nose, although you may still have injury to the face without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with injury to the face often receive radiographic imaging procedure, plain x-ray, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, wound care management, suturing of wound, application of splint and blood alcohol .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with injury to the face include acellular pertussis vaccine (adacel), trolamine salicylate topical, ethosuximide, carbidopa, diphtheria toxoid vaccine (prohibit), chlorzoxazone and oxaprozin .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for injury to the face include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
2.7x
5-14 years
2.1x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
0.9x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.3x
Female
0.8x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.0x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.0x
Other
1.0x
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