Facial Fracture

A facial fracture is a break in one of the bones of your face.

HOME CARE INSTRUCTIONS

  • Protect the injured part of your face until it is healed.

  • Do not participate in activities which give chance for re-injury until your doctor approves.

  • Gently wash and dry your face.

  • Wear head and facial protection while riding a bicycle, motorcycle, or snowmobile.

SEEK MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • An oral temperature above 102° F (38.9° C) develops.

  • You have severe headaches or notice changes in your vision.

  • You have new numbness or tingling in your face.

  • You develop nausea (feeling sick to your stomach), vomiting or a stiff neck.

SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL CARE IF:

  • You develop difficulty seeing or experience double vision.

  • You become dizzy, lightheaded, or faint.

  • You develop trouble speaking, breathing, or swallowing.

  • You have a watery discharge from your nose or ear.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.