Your child's healthcare provider
will talk with you about treatment for cuts and wounds of the face that need more
minor treatment at home. But call your child's provider or get medical care right
for cuts and wounds of the face that are:
Bleeding without stopping
after 10 to 15 minutes of direct pressure, or that start to bleed again.
On the eyelids or affect the
eyes. Injury to the eye area needs evaluation by a healthcare provider.
Deep or longer than 1/2
Caused by a puncture wound,
or dirty or rusty object
Embedded with debris, such as
dirt, stones, or gravel
Ragged or have separated
Caused by an animal or human
Extremely painful or if you
think there may be a break (fracture) or head or bone injury
- Involving injuries to teeth
Showing signs of infection,
such as increased warmth, redness, swelling, or drainage
Also call your child's healthcare provider if:
Your child hasn't had a
tetanus vaccine in the past 5 years, or if you are unsure when your child's last
tetanus shot was given.
You are concerned about the wound or have any questions.