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Open wound of the jaw

Open wound of the jaw 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 jaw, 10% report having lip swelling, 10% report having facial pain, and 4% report having wrist swelling.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with open wound of the jaw often receive suturing of wound, wound care management, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, culture wound and suture of skin and subcutaneous tissue .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with open wound of the jaw include lidocaine, tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), bacitracin (septa), povidone iodine topical (betadine), epinephrine, epinephrine / lidocaine, tetracaine (one touch), calcium polycarbophil (fibercon), acellular pertussis vaccine / diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, triple dye topical, dactinomycin, lidocaine-tetracaine topical and bacitracin topical .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for open wound of the jaw include age 5-14 years age 1-4 years.

Age

< 1 years
0.1x
1-4 years
5.0x
5-14 years
3.6x
15-29 years
1.1x
30-44 years
0.5x
45-59 years
0.2x
60-74 years
0.1x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.4x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.3x
Hispanic
1.1x
White
1.2x
Other
1.0x
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