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Medicine 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
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
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
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
See details: I am not sure there is anything you can do. Discuss the issue with a neurologist. ...Read more
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 what you suggest if the head has been hit and gets laceration, but the bone is unaffected, can there still be subdura hematoma?
Depending: O force of impact, a neurologist could help determine if hematoma formed. ...Read more
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
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
Do dissolving internal sutures hurt 8 weeks later? 4 CM wide head laceration cut to bone. Site tender. Want to dye hair but is wound too fragile?
No: Followup with your doctor. This may be a sign of infection or wound breakdown. ...Read more
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?
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..:
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
UNCLEAR: DO YOU MEAN OVER THE COUNTER? BY SPOTS YOU MEANSCARS? ...Read more
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