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Child diagnosed with periorbital cellulitis a week ago and treated. today i've the same symptoms. i thought it's not contagious? something different?

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Dr. Stuart Winkler
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis 49 years experience
Periorbital cellulit: Periorbital cellulitis is an inflammation of the eyelid and skin around the eye. It is associated with infection of the sinuses or spread of infection elsewhere through the blood. Staph and Strep are common organisms. It is possible the organisms were resistant to the antibiotics or that persistence of the underlying condition caused a recurrence.
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Not contagious: bacteria causing periorbital cellulitis are ubiquitous, and the condition is not common in adults as it is in children, it might be something else than periorbital cellulitis, please visit your doctor or your ophthalmologist

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