Face Injury Treatment
Treatment depends on the type of facial injury. Treatment usually includes cold compresses, soft diet, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain. Surgery may be necessary for some severe facial fractures.
Treatment of a facial injury may include:
- Facial wound care:
- Wound cleansing
- Facial wound repair
- Cold compresses
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain
- Narcotic pain medication:
- For moderate to severe pain
- Soft diet
- Surgery for facial fracture
- Tetanus immunization
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Face Injury Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of a facial injury.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- Is surgery an option for me?
- What are the risks associated with treatment?
- Do I need to stay in the hospital?
- How long will I be in the hospital?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to work?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having this injury again?
- How often will I need to see my doctor for checkups?
- What local support and other resources are available?
Face Injury Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat facial injuries:
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