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Open wound of the head

Open wound of the head 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 head, 30% report having headache and 10% report having abusing alcohol.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

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

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with open wound of the head include lidocaine, tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), bacitracin (septa), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, epinephrine / lidocaine, povidone iodine topical (betadine), tetracaine (one touch), hydrogen peroxide topical, diphtheria toxoid vaccine (prohibit), ketamine, bacitracin ophthalmic, tetanus immune globulin, human and tetracaine topical product .

Who is at risk?

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

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
3.4x
5-14 years
2.0x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
0.7x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.5x
75+ years
1.3x

Sex

Male
1.6x
Female
0.5x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.0x
White
1.1x
Other
1.0x
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