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for how long does it take before periorbital cellulitis turns into orbital cellulitis?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience Addiction Medicine
Treatment should: Prevent the cellulitis from progressing to orbital cellulitis. Orbital cellulitis is very serious and is not something we wait to treat.
Answered on May 13, 2014
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Dr. Preston Maxim
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
There is no good answer on how long it takes to go from periorbital to orbital cellulitis, since we treat any of them we see to prevent the progression.
May 13, 2014
Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe not: It doesn't have to if treated appropriately.
Answered on Sep 20, 2014

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Hours to days: May progress rapidily if not treated.
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