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Open wound of the mouth

Open wound of the mouth 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 mouth, 31% report having tongue lesions, 27% report having toothache, and 23% report having seizures. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of open wound of the mouth are tongue lesions, lip swelling, bleeding in mouth, tongue bleeding, mouth pain, and neck swelling, although you may still have open wound of the mouth without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with open wound of the mouth often receive suturing of wound, wound care management, x-ray computed tomography, cat scan of head, other therapeutic procedures, treatment; facial fracture or dislocation, 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 mouth include clindamycin, chlorhexidine topical, ketamine, atropine (uaa), hydrogen peroxide topical, fosphenytoin, glycopyrrolate and cortisone .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for open wound of the mouth include age 5-14 years, age 1-4 years and race/ethnicity = black.

Age

< 1 years
1.1x
1-4 years
4.8x
5-14 years
1.6x
15-29 years
1.2x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
0.5x
60-74 years
0.4x
75+ years
0.5x

Sex

Male
1.5x
Female
0.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
1.5x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
0.8x
Other
1.0x
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