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These faces show how much something can hurt. The face on the left shows no pain. The other faces in turn show more and more pain. The face on the right shows very much pain. You can use these faces to know what number to use to show how much you or a child hurts right now.
ByHealthwise Staff Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine Specialist Medical ReviewerNancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Nancy Greenwald, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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