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My son has a fever and his eye sockets are extremrly hot as well as his body why are his eye sockets hot and eyes red and glassy?

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Dr. Clarene Cress
Specializes in Pediatrics
Some viral infection: have this characteristic. One of the more common illnesses that cause a high fever and glassy, red eyes with watery discharge would be influenza. With a fever, the body dilates the blood vessels in the skin to help cool itself, which causes vascular areas like the face to flush and feel warm. Orbital cellulitis causes the eyelids to be red and swollen and needs evaluation.
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