A to Z: Open Wound, Cheekenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgLearn more about cheek wounds and how they're treated.cheek wound in baby, cheek wound in toddler, cheek wound in preschooler, cheek wound in gradeschooler, cheek wound in teens, cuts, lacerations, stitches, dictionary, glossary a to z, first aid, wounded, wounds, open wounds07/23/201204/10/201909/02/201943d916ab-44df-438e-92f7-f376a89ac7abhttps://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-cheek-wound.html/<p><em>May also be called: Cut</em></p> <p>An open wound of the cheek means a <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/">cut</a> or break in the skin. The wound may be minor and near the surface of the skin. Or the wound may be more serious, affecting deeper tissues of a child's cheek, such as nerves, blood vessels, or bone.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>A wound on a child's face or neck requires medical attention. Doctors may try to <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/">close the wound</a> with stitches, tape, or an adhesive glue.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Deep, large, and dirty wounds need more care. (A "dirty" wound is one that germs have gotten into.) After a wound is treated and bandaged, follow instructions carefully to prevent infection and minimize scarring.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
Bites and ScratchesAnimal bites and scratches, even minor ones, can become infected and spread bacteria to other parts of the body, regardless of whether the animal is a family pet or a wild animal.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bites.html/4e8ac3d1-8055-40c3-8a28-6e240da58db1
Cuts, Scratches, and ScrapesMost small cuts, scrapes, or abrasions heal on their own. Here are tips for teens on how to treat cuts at home - and when to get medical help.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/cuts.html/8a67c334-f7b8-4aeb-ba0b-d40c0329c38a
Dealing With CutsFind out how to handle minor cuts at home - and when to get medical care for a more serious injury.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/bleeding.html/dd98d89c-e30e-4b99-8178-bb65cc8e9c3d
First Aid: CutsMost cuts can be safely treated at home. But deeper cuts - or any wounds that won't stop bleeding - need emergency medical treatment.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/cuts-sheet.html/e612779f-fd61-449d-947f-c96066443829
ScarsYou may be young, but you probably already have a scar or two. But why did you get them? How can you prevent them? Find out in this article written just for kids!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/scars.html/af15e2af-f0ec-4e6b-a725-0d6e1cf5cdac
StitchesMost kids need stitches at one time or another to help a cut heal properly. Read this article to learn all about stitches and what they do.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/kids/stitches.html/a5bc0381-8320-4e6f-b4ad-8dfbe9777daa
When Does a Cut Need Stitches?Find out what the experts have to say.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/stitches.html/0112b539-9645-4f5a-bbe5-a880a751ac63
Wound Healing and CareHow well a wound heals depends on where it is on the body and what caused it – as well as how well someone cares for the wound at home. Find out what to do in this article for teens.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/teens/wounds.html/8698279b-71fb-496e-a138-9564f07e71f2
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