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Dr. Robert Alexander
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Facial Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

Facial injuries and disorders are conditions in which a person has problems of the facial skin, muscles, bones, etc


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How can I treat facial injuries and disorders?

How can I treat facial injuries and disorders?

See a MD: That's a very vague question. Any specific answer will require a more specific question... ...Read more

Dr. Robert Alexander
15 Doctors shared insights

Facial Injuries And Disorders (Overview)

Facial injuries and disorders are conditions in which a person has problems of the facial skin, muscles, bones, etc


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Can I get rid of the knot in my lip after a motorcycle accident with a face injury?

Can I get rid of the knot in my lip after a motorcycle accident with a face injury?

Likely: Depends on when - how long ago?
How big
penetrated? No foreign body- gravel etc

likely scar
or absorbing hematoma if early, or stitches if used.
Revision of the scar can be very effective! ...Read more

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How can I treat facial injuries and disorders?

See a MD: That's a very vague question. Any specific answer will require a more specific question... ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get facial injuries and disorders?

Do a lot of people get facial injuries and disorders?

Yes?: That is a very, very vague question. All kinds of facial injuries and "disorders" happen every day. So the answer is yes, but a very vague yes.... ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is a facial injury or disorder?

What sort of disorder is a facial injury or disorder?

Facial injury/disord: A variety of facial disorders can exist and range from congenital to acquired (vascular, infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, environmental, idiopathic). Treatment is based on determining the etiology. ...Read more

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What is the rehab like following facial injuries?

What is the rehab like following facial injuries?

Depends: As usual, it depends on the injury. If we're talking about just contusion without fracture, then just time, perhaps warm compresses to help resolve bruising, and pain relievers. If there are fractures, typically it's just time and stabilization. Fractures involving the mandible and maxilla, or dental fractures require a lot more care and rehabilitation. ...Read more

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30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

30 year-old woman with a 4-year history of numbness in the upper body, and arms and legs, with undiagnostic imaging studies, but carries diagnos.....?

Stress related?!: At age 30 with so many normal tests and diagnoses like fibromyalgia and trigeminal nauralgia (highly unusual for that age except in MS, ruled out by the normal MRIs) non organic and stress related problems come to mind Don't forget the symptoms are REAL in those cases too! ...Read more

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What to do if I have an injury in my face. Help please?

What to do if I have an injury in my face. Help please?

Not enough info.: If serious, you may need to seek medical care. I am sorry, but you haven't given us any info to go after here. ...Read more

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Can you tell someone has a disorder by looking at their face?

Can you tell someone has a disorder by looking at their face?

It depends: It depends on the kind of disorder you're talking about. If acne or sunburn, then yes you could tell this by looking at one's face. Disorders like diabetes or heart disease, not likely. You might be able to see that someone seems sad or anxious, but even those would not be definite signs either because they might be normally passing responses to precipitating events. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the congenital facial paresy disease and how is it treated?

Please help! What is the congenital facial paresy disease and how is it treated?

Facial palsy: I assume you are asking about facial palsy or paralysis. Congenitalmeans present at birth. Birth trauma, especially if lots of head molding or a forceps delivery can injure facial nerve. There are also a couple of conditions with facial nerve involvement at birth - Dystrophia myotonica and Mobius syndrome. Treatment may be anything from nothing to Botox to surgical intervention for nerve repair. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose mental health disorders if you can't see them like you can see an injury?

How do doctors diagnose mental health disorders if you can't see them like you can see an injury?

Mental health: Disorders have certain signs and symptoms. By talking to the patient, reviewing records, and gathering information from people who know the patient these can be confirmed or disconfirmed. In addition there are psychological tests that help with diagnosis just as laboratory tests help with physical illness diagnosis. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is a craniofacial injury?

What sort of disease is a craniofacial injury?

Not a disease: A craniofacial injury implies an injury to the face and skull. This is typically seen after motor vehicle accidents and trauma to the head from falls. Multiple facial bones may be broken and require repair. These injuries often require treatment by several specialists, including plastic surgeons, craniofacial surgeons, trauma surgeons and ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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Are dimples on my face from injuries permanent?

Are dimples on my face from injuries permanent?

Not sure: It depends what they are from. Some people develop small adhesions connecting the skin to the underlying tissue. These can be divided through a small opening in the skin to release the scar. To prevent the skin from scarring back down, some fat grafting can be done with pretty good success. If you are talking more about small pits, then dermabrasion may help. ...Read more

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Can you get a disease if someone farts in your face?

Can you get a disease if someone farts in your face?

Face fart: If an individual were to pass gas on someone's pillow (without wearing any clothing), it is possible to spread fecal matter onto the pillow case and that matter could contain bacterial or viral organisms. Mind you, just cause you don't see the fecal matter, doesn't mean it is not there. If they wear clothing when they fart, the clothing will absorb the fecal matter. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is an elbow injury or disorder?

What sort of disorder is an elbow injury or disorder?

Elbow disorder: A variety of elbow disorders can exist and range from congenital to acquired (vascular, infectious, autoimmune, metabolic, inflammatory, neoplastic, degenerative, environmental, idiopathic). Treatment is based on determining the etiology. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is an ankle injuries or disorder?

What sort of problem is an ankle injuries or disorder?

Trauma: Trauma or injury can involve any part of the ankle mechanism, including skin, subcutaneous (fatty)tissue, nerves, tendons, ligaments and bones. Most non bone injuries heal reasonably well with immobilization with a splint, plaster cast or boot. X-rays show only bone fractures and if the fracture line is very thin or the two or more pieces of bone are not far apart, the xrays can be negative. ...Read more

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What are good ways to minimize scarring from a facial injury?

What are good ways to minimize scarring from a facial injury?

Scar healing: In the early stage you have to clean the wound with peroxide 3 times a day and apply neosporin. After the first week start using sunscreen every morning rain or shine. At night use cocoa butter with vit e to massage the area for 10minutes for 3 months. If you have history of bad scars, then get silicon sheets online and apply every night. ...Read more

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What are signs of fifth disease (slapped face disease)?

What are signs of fifth disease (slapped face disease)?

Several: The illness begins as a nonspecific fever followed by a day of the slapped cheek appearance. The disease usually moves to the lacy rose colored rash on the body within a day. The body rash can come & go, sometimes making a return appearance after fading some for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

How do I decrease swelling in the face from injury?

Depends: If facial swelling from an injury is due to a contusion, ice may help decrease the swelling. If the swelling is due to an infection, get evaluated by your physician immediately. ...Read more

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I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

I hit my head/face really hard, should I get checked for an injury?

Yes: Never hesitate to seek medical attention. If you are ok, then you will have that fear removed. If you have an injury that needs attention, then you will get help without delay. ...Read more

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Do patients with wilson's disease face any particular social stigma?

Do patients with wilson's disease face any particular social stigma?

Not from diagnosis: It is unlikely that the diagnosis itself of wilson's disease (inherited tendency to accumulate and deposit copper in organs including liver and brain) carries a social stigma, but the psychiatric disturbance and neurologic signs that can accompany wilson's unfortunately may. I am hopeful that our society is moving towards the point at which psychiatric illness no longer carries a stigma. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries and disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Shoulder injuries and disorders?

See below: The term shoulder defines the area of the body in which the upper extremity is connected to the torso. This area includes the proximal humerus, the scapula, the clavicle, the joints that connect these bones, and the muscles that allow for their motion. Disorder can describe any deviation from normal of the shoulder an injury would imply a deviation from normal caused by a traumatic event. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an injury/disease that would prove to be fatal?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is an injury/disease that would prove to be fatal?

Examples: Lymphangioleiomyomatosis, Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinoses, Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, Hutchinson-Guilford Progeria Syndrome, Menkes Disease, Nuclear Factor Kappa B Essential Modulator, paraneoplastic pemphigus, Kuru, Fatal familial insomnia or Zellweger Syndrome. ...Read more

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Please help! What is the disease called when your face is years older looking that what your true age is?

Please help! What is the disease called when your face is years older looking that what your true age is?

Progeria: I'm guessing you're talking about Progeria. It is caused by a defective gene, and there is no cure. ...Read more

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Is self-injury really a mental disorder?

Is self-injury really a mental disorder?

Self-injury: Self-injury can be part of several mental disorders -- and goes against health and well-being in all of them. Some choose this method to deal with emotional pain, but it leads to more suffering in the long run. Frequent self-injurers are often dealing with personal trauma and feel this provides some temporary relief. Please work with a psychologist or other mental health professional on this. ...Read more

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How can I minimize scarring on a minor facial injury?

How can I minimize scarring on a minor facial injury?

Scars & Vitamin E: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Toe injuries and disorders?

What is the definition or description of: Toe injuries and disorders?

What?: You have asked several very vague questions? Is there a specific problem that you are having? ...Read more

Dr. Katharine Cox
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more