Facial or Scalp Contusion

ExitCare Image A facial or scalp contusion is a deep bruise on the face or head. Contusions happen when an injury causes bleeding under the skin. Signs of bruising include pain, puffiness (swelling), and discolored skin. The contusion may turn blue, purple, or yellow.

HOME CARE

  • Put ice on the injured area.

  • Put ice in a plastic bag.

  • Place a towel between your skin and the bag.

  • Leave the ice on for 15-20 minutes, 03-04 times a day.

  • Only take medicines as told by your doctor.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You have severe pain or a headache and medicine does not help.

  • You are very tired, confused, or your personality changes.

  • You throw up (vomit).

  • You have a nosebleed that will not stop.

  • You see two of everything (double vision) or have blurry vision.

  • You have fluid coming from your nose or ear.

  • You have problems walking or using your arms or legs.

  • You have bite problems.

  • You have pain with chewing.

  • You are worried about your face not healing normally.

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

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