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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • A head injury: Go to the topic Head Injury, Age 4 and Older or Head Injury, Age 3 and Younger.
  • Eye injury: Go to the topic Eye Injuries.
  • Nose injury: Go to the topic Nose Injuries.
  • A mouth or dental injury: Go to the topic Mouth and Dental Injuries.

Do you have any difficulty breathing, talking, or swallowing?

Do you have a cut or puncture wound on your face?

Does your face look misshapen or swollen after an injury?

Have you had a jaw injury?

Do you have facial pain?

Do you have bruising or discoloration behind your ears, around your eyes, or under your tongue?

Do you think that a facial injury may have been caused by abuse?

Do you think you have an infection after a facial injury?

Do you have facial numbness or tingling after an injury?

Do you know or think you need a tetanus shot?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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Last Updated: April 03, 2013
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