Facial Cuts and Wounds Symptoms & Causes

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Preventing injuries

The following are a few guidelines for preventing facial injuries in children:

  • Teach your child not to poke or place objects in the ears or nose, such as cotton swabs or pencils.
  • Teach your child not to walk or run while holding an object in his mouth.
  • Teach your child not to suck or chew on hard, sharp or pointed objects.
  • Have your child wear protective eye, ear, or face guards for sports activities that could cause injury.
  • To prevent injury to the external ear, have your child's ears pierced professionally and take care of them.
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