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Open wound of the face

Open wound of the face is encountered rarely on Symcat. We will add more content to this page if enough people like you show interest.

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with open wound of the face, 22% report having facial pain, 1% report having redness in or around nose, and 1% report having leg stiffness or tightness.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with open wound of the face often receive suturing of wound, x-ray computed tomography, wound care management, cat scan of head, blood alcohol, application of splint, prothrombin time assay and toxicology screen .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with open wound of the face include tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), bacitracin (septa), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, epinephrine / lidocaine, povidone iodine topical (betadine), chlorhexidine topical, ketamine, benzoin topical, lidocaine-tetracaine topical, clofibrate, fibrin sealant topical, sterile water and bacitracin topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for open wound of the face include sex == male, age 5-14 years and age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
3.2x
5-14 years
1.9x
15-29 years
1.3x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
0.7x

Sex

Male
1.6x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.9x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.0x
Other
0.7x
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