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Open wound of the lip

Open wound of the lip 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 lip, 25% report having lip swelling, 19% report having facial pain, and 11% report having mouth pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of open wound of the lip are lip swelling, mouth pain, dry lips, tongue pain, bleeding gums, and bleeding in mouth, although you may still have open wound of the lip without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with open wound of the lip often receive suturing of wound, wound care management, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, blood alcohol, culture wound, other non-or therapeutic procedures on nose; mouth and pharynx and nonoperative removal of foreign body .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with open wound of the lip include lidocaine, bacitracin (septa), diphtheria toxoid vaccine / tetanus toxoid vaccine, tetanus toxoid vaccine (adacel), epinephrine / lidocaine, ketamine, chlorhexidine topical, hydrogen peroxide topical, scopolamine ophthalmic, bacitracin/neomycin/polymyxin b ophthalmic, acellular pertussis vaccine (adacel), tetanus immune globulin, human and clavulanate (augmentin) .

Who is at risk?

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

Age

< 1 years
0.5x
1-4 years
4.2x
5-14 years
2.7x
15-29 years
1.4x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
0.3x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
0.3x

Sex

Male
1.6x
Female
0.6x

Race/Ethnicity

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