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A 32-year-old female asked:

ive got a open wound on my forehead from someones teeth hitting me. it has a scab now but its red and swollen and throbbing. what should i do?

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Dr. William Harris
Family Medicine 33 years experience
You need antibiotics: The signs of infection are redness, heat, pain, swelling, and drainage. Hurry and get antibiotics for your forehead, especially because this is your face! You absolutely must protect your appearance to the rest of the world by fixing this now!

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