Facial Problems, Noninjury Home Treatment continued...
Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Smoking slows
healing because it decreases blood supply and delays tissue repair. For more
information, see the topic
Medicine you can buy without a prescription Try a nonprescription
medicine to help treat your fever or pain:
Talk to your child's doctor before switching back and
forth between doses of acetaminophen and ibuprofen. When you switch between two
medicines, there is a chance your child will get too much medicine.
Safety tips Be sure to follow these
safety tips when you use a nonprescription medicine: Carefully read and follow all directions
on the medicine bottle and box. Do not take more than the
recommended dose. Do not take a medicine if you have had an
allergic reaction to it in the past. If
you have been told to avoid a medicine, call your doctor before you take
it. If you are or could be pregnant, do not take any medicine other
than acetaminophen unless your doctor has told you to. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than age 20 unless your doctor tells you to.
For home treatment measures on other types of facial
symptoms, such as eye, nose, mouth, or ear, see the specific topic in Related
Symptoms to watch for during home treatment
Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home
Facial pain or swelling
increases. Vision changes develop. Painful facial rash
develops. Facial feeling or sensation changes
develop. Symptoms become more severe or more frequent.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
January 24, 2014
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