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Doctor insights on: Medicine For Face Laceration

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What is the treatment for face laceration?

What is the treatment for face laceration?

A plastic surgeon: Facial lacerations, if not treated properly, can leave permanent scar. Initially letting it bleed a bit will steriliize the area. Clean with cold water, cover with gauze (sterile if have), compress area gently, then would go to dermatologist, plastics derm, or plastic surgeon. If not available, go to er, and they will contact appropriate specialist. ...Read more

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Cranial nerve damage possible from face laceration?

Cranial nerve damage possible from face laceration?

The cranial nerves: And there are 12, arise in the pons, midbrain and brain stem. The facial laceration is likely to severe/injue branches of vii, the facial nerve, providing innervation of facial muscles. ...Read more

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If a person had deep face lacerations, what cranial nerves are damaged?

If a person had deep face lacerations, what cranial nerves are damaged?

Number 7: The facial nerve, or cranial nerve vii, is the most frequently damaged cranial nerve during facial traumas involving deep lacerations. A plastic surgeon is an expert at facial injuries. ...Read more

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How long can a bang to the head hurt without laceration?

How long can a bang to the head hurt without laceration?

Depends on injury: When you have a blunt trauma to the scalp it can be painful for a few days to a week getting better each day. There might be swelling, or a hematoma (bleeding under the skin) which can further prolong the pain. Obviously minor trauma will heal faster than major. Ice can help reduce the swelling, a hematoma is usually self limited and will resolve over time. If concerned go have it checked. ...Read more

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Can someone get a stroke from a severe laceration to the head?

Can someone get a stroke from a severe laceration to the head?

Yes, in at least: 2 ways. First, if the blood loss is severe enough, the brain could not get enough blood for a period of time.

Second, the laceration could cause a flap or a dissection of the vessel wall, resulting in reduction or obstruction of blood flow, again resulting in a stroke. ...Read more

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After a head laceration what are signs to watch for as it is healing?

After a head laceration what are signs to watch for as it is healing?

Many: Lack of pain, lack of fever, lock of drainage, they are all signs of good healing.
You can always let somebody looks at it and tell you how it looks ...Read more

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If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

If a person had face lacerations what cranial nerve would be damaged?

Facial or Trigeminal: You can easily have injury to the facial or trigeminal nerve with facial lacerations. Other cranial nerves can also be involved, though these are the cutaneous nerves, and more easily damaged with superficial injuries. ...Read more

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My daughter has a 1 CM laceration on the back of her head. Do it need a suture?

My daughter has a 1 CM laceration on the back of her head. Do it need a suture?

Is it still bleeding: One cm laceration of the scalp might require a suture or perhaps a skin staple--especially if it is continuing to ooze blood or if the wound is gaping open. Infection of lacerations are a genuine concern, so it may prove worthwhile to have the wound cleansed professionally and evaluated for possible closure. You will sleep better just knowing the wound has been checked out! Must see in < 12 hours. ...Read more

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Is there nerve damage with face lacerations?

Is there nerve damage with face lacerations?

There can be: Depending on the site of the laceration one or several sensory or motor nerves to the face can be injured. ...Read more

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Cranial nerve damage with face lacerations, what to do?

Cranial nerve damage with face lacerations, what to do?

See details: I am not sure there is anything you can do. Discuss the issue with a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can you have cranial nerve damage with face lacerations?

Can you have cranial nerve damage with face lacerations?

Yes: If a cranial nerve is injured in the face, it is usually either the trigeminal (#5) or facial (#7). Depending on where the laceration is, sometimes these nerves require repair, other times they can be left to re-sprout in the area. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if a child who had head laceration and doctor used dermabond (glue) how long it will take for the wound to heal?

Can you tell me if a child who had head laceration and doctor used dermabond (glue) how long it will take for the wound to heal?

4 days: Head wounds heal fast. Usually after a few days the dermabond will begin to peel off. Don't help it. Let it come off by itself. ...Read more

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Is evacuation of a head laceration scalp hematoma a surgical procedure?

Is evacuation of a head laceration scalp hematoma a surgical procedure?

Yes: Technically yes. It is not a huge procedure as it is technically skin deep. But scalp lacerations can bleed a lot and a hematoma in that location could have lots of clots and therefore will requires a thorough evacuation with good lighting and surgical instruments as in a typical or. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity

Is it normal for a laceration on back of head from car accident to still cause pain 5 years later? Pin point sharp shooting pain and scalp sensitivity

Foreign Body?: Although anything is possible, it is unlikely that a simple laceration sustained several years ago would still cause discomfort unless contaminated with a piece of glass or debris, or if the laceration involved a nerve which hasn't healed properly. ...Read more

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Knocked into stone column then fell to ground. Caused laceration on back of head, 3 staples. Is an X-ray sufficient to rule out internal bleeding?

Knocked into stone column then fell to ground. Caused laceration on back of head, 3 staples. Is an X-ray sufficient to rule out internal bleeding?

No: X-rays only show the bones. If you did not lose consciousness and your neurological exam was normal then a CT scan is not necessarily needed. If you develop worse headaches, vomiting, dizziness or numbness then go back to the ER ...Read more

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If I got hit by keys to my head can it cause brain damage or internal bleeding or problems later I have laceration on right side of my head one staple?

Probably not, but..: Jelly,
given the information provided, unless it was a really large cluster of keys (heavy) or fell from a great distance, it shouldn't be enough to cause brain damage or internal bleeding. If you have persistent severe headaches, cognitive issues or just are worried I would discuss with your primary doctor whether an MRI or a neurology referral would make sense. ...Read more

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I had a big scalp and forehead laceration 23 staples and 150 stitches last may, the scar itches and hurts to touch on top of head. Should I worry?

I had a big scalp and forehead laceration 23 staples and 150 stitches last may, the scar itches and hurts to touch on top of head. Should I worry?

No: But see your DR. There may be some retained stitches, which can be irritating. You may need to shampoo more or get a special shampoo or use a prescription solution. ...Read more

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I started having myoclonic seizures at 4 years old until 10 years old. Did not start having them again until age 36. I then had 3 seizures in one year of which 1 put me in icu with severe concussion and laceration to back of head. Am I considered an epile

I started having myoclonic seizures at 4 years old until 10 years old. Did not start having them again until age 36. I then had 3 seizures in one year of which 1 put me in icu with severe concussion and laceration to back of head. Am I considered an epile

Yes.: Across subtypes of childhood myoclonic epilepsy, many patients have an underlying genetic cause for their seizures. Despite advances in identifying causes of epilepsy, for most cases of infantile & early childhood myoclonic epilepsy, no clear etiology will be found despite an appropriate workup. Overall prognosis associated with myoclonic epilepsy in childhood depends on the underlying etiology. ...Read more

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Getting hit with keys to your head is it serous? I have a laceration on the right side almost by my temple & one staple put on doc didn't do CT why?

Getting hit with keys to your head is it serous? I have a laceration on the right side almost by my temple & one staple put on doc didn't do CT why?

CT scan not: Needed assuming that you had no loss of consciousness or altered mental status. The trauma appears to have been superficial and it sounds like your er doctor did the right thing. ...Read more

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Why does face and eye swell & eye go blue after injury to forehead and laceration stitched up by plastic surgeon. Wa told this normal & clear in 2week?

Why does face and eye swell & eye go blue after injury to forehead and laceration stitched up by plastic surgeon. Wa told this normal & clear in 2week?

Blue face: Blood runs downhill so the is bruising and the swelling is fluid usually blood falling with gravity to the eye and face and absorbed slowly. ...Read more

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I was attacked with a wooden club. I suffered 8 lacerations on my head and a 3 inch skull fracture. Can nerves on my face be repaired?

Sensory or motor?: If you have facial paralysis, this means facial nerve (motor) damage that plastic surgeon or ENT can evaluate. If you simply have numbness, this will heal and improve/resolve on its own over many months. Your injuries sound severe; glad you're ok, but see a plastic surgeon or ENT for specific advice about your individual nerve damage/prognosis. ...Read more

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My skin is dry. And pimpal on my face. So advise me medicine?

My skin is dry. And pimpal on my face. So advise me medicine?

Otc: For dry skin try cera ve cream. For pimple use benzoyl peroxide. If does not improve see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Medicine for heavy head tight neck?

Local myalgia: Presenting symptoms include muscle stiffness, and primary tension type headache palpable tenderness, and pain with active muscle contractions. Symptoms usually subside within a short period of time without any residual effects. Rec. See your pcp for evaluation and physical therapy treatment. ...Read more

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What's a good over-the-counter medicine for a head cold (sinus)?

What's a good over-the-counter medicine for a head cold (sinus)?

Colds: First of all, drink plenty of fluids and rest, if possible. To help with a stuffy nose, try saline nasal spray as often as necessary. A good decongestant is Pseudoephedrine taken orally - either liquid or pill. ...Read more

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What is the best non-drug treatment to give a teen recovering from head trauma?

Support: Behavioral therapy, occupational and physical therapy including neurostimulation are of help.
You may try omega 3 and vit b complex including linoleic acid as these can be of help. We have used b complex and omega 3 in adhd with good results. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of medicine head from NyQuil? Or how long does it take to go away?

How do I get rid of medicine head from NyQuil? Or how long does it take to go away?

A few hours or a: Dosing interval (the time between doses) is a good rule of thumb. Hang in there. Discus with the pharmacist your reaction and try to identify which of the ingredients in NyQuil gave you this bad reaction, so you will better avoid it going forward. ...Read more