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Can orbital cellulitis be cured?

Can orbital cellulitis be cured?

Absolutely: Orbital cellulitis is a potentially life-threatening infection. It often starts as a sinus infection, that "tracks back" into the eye socket. Once in the orbit, the infection can continue into the brain. Treatment includes intravenous antibiotics and possible surgical intervention. The earlier it is caught and treated, the better the outcome. ...Read more

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How can I treat orbital cellulitis?

Antiobiotics, surger: Orbital cellulitis is a serious infection of the tissues around the eye socket. It is treated with IV antibiotics and occasionally surgical drainage if an abscess forms. ...Read more

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Should I still go to work if I have orbital cellulitis?

Should I still go to work if I have orbital cellulitis?

No: Orbital cellulitis is an emergency situation with infection around and behind the eye which can rapidly destroy the vision and even can invade the brain or nasal sinuses which could lead to death. You should go immediately to an er and have this checked out. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of orbital cellulitis?

What are the most common symptoms of orbital cellulitis?

Red, swollen & pain: Orbital cellulitis is infection around the eye socket. It most often comes from a bad sinus infection but can come from the skin as well. There usually is severe redness and swelling of the eyelids and pain as well. If the infection gets into the back part of the eye socket it can cause vision loss or double vision. This is a serious infection and must treated immediately. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: orbital cellulitis?

What is the definition or description of: orbital cellulitis?

Serious inflammation: Of orbit (eye ball) often by staph infection. Propping out of eyeball with limited motion is often observed. This is a true emergency condition requiring the intervention by ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Do people with orbital cellulitis have a lot of pain?

Do people with orbital cellulitis have a lot of pain?

Usually yes: Orbital cellulitis is a serious infection around the eye socket that causes severe redness, swelling and pain of the upper and lower eyelids. It is a serious infection that must be treated emergently and aggressively with antibiotics and sometimes surgical drainage. ...Read more

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What is the difference between lid abscess vs orbital cellulitis?

What is the difference between lid abscess vs orbital cellulitis?

See below: An abscess usually breaks through the skin ANS cellulitis doesn't. Both are serious conditions that require professional medical care. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the difference between lid abscess and orbital cellulitis?

Please help! what is the difference between lid abscess and orbital cellulitis?

Eye infection: Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the orbit posterior to the orbital septum. Usually from a sinus infection. It can cause limited eye movement, bulging eyes and even blindness. It needs to be traded aggressively with antibiotics and possible surgical drainage if an abscess is present. A lid abscess is a localized collection of pus in the eyelids anterior to the orbital septum. Not as serious. ...Read more

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What kind of doctor sees somebody for orbital cellulitis?

What kind of doctor sees somebody for orbital cellulitis?

ER, or EyeMD: This is an urgent problem that needs quick attention. Go to the er if you do not have an eyemd who can see you soon. You did not say how old the patient is but for babies, a pediatrician would be a good place to start also. ...Read more

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How long do antibiotics take to heal orbital cellulitis?

How long do antibiotics take to heal orbital cellulitis?

Days weeks: It generally takes antibiotics several days to catch up with the infection. Then it might take days weeks to eradicate the infection. ...Read more

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How can you distinguish between periorbital cellulitis and orbital cellulitis?

How can you distinguish between periorbital cellulitis and orbital cellulitis?

Different areas: Orbital cellulitis is infection of the tissues posterior to the orbital septum within the eye socket. Periorbital cellulitis is infection in the skin and soft tissues surrounding the eye the eyelids primarily and is anterior to the orbital septum. Orbital cellulitis can involve ocular muscles and orbtal fat limiting motion of the eye. Seek care as soon as possible for antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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

Treatment should: Prevent the cellulitis from progressing to orbital cellulitis. Orbital cellulitis is very serious and is not something we wait to treat. ...Read more

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How long do antibiotics take to start healing orbital cellulitis?

Serious: Should start in a few hours. This is a serious diagnosis. Treat it as such and follow up with your m d as requested. ...Read more

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How do doctors diagnose and treat periorbital and orbital cellulitis?

How do doctors diagnose and treat periorbital and orbital cellulitis?

Orbital cellulitis: History and sometimes a ct is required. Preseptal orbitial cellulitis (superficial) can be treated with oral antibiotics; however, postseptal cellulitis (ie deeper) requires IV antibiotics. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for mild Orbital Cellulitis. I am also taking a very strong form of Oregano Oil. Will Oregano Oil interfere with Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

I have been prescribed Cipro (ciprofloxacin) for mild Orbital Cellulitis.  I am also taking a very strong form of Oregano Oil.  Will Oregano Oil interfere with Cipro (ciprofloxacin)?

Where shall I begin?: Probably you can take oregano with Cipro (ciprofloxacin). But there is absolutely no benefit, so why waste your money. You fail to give enough information to understand the rest of this question. Do you really have orbital cellulitis? If so this is serious. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) might not be the best antibiotic for it. Forget the junk, avoid any medicine not clearly indicated, and be sure the DR communicates every detail with yo ...Read more

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Worried! I have peri orbital cellulitis and the drs put me on intravenous kephlex/cephlexan. I'm scared that it's going to harm my 9 week pregnancy?

Worried! I have peri orbital cellulitis and the drs put me on intravenous kephlex/cephlexan. I'm scared that it's going to harm my 9 week pregnancy?

What did your OB say: That antibiotic is safe in pregnancy and u want to stop the infection before it gets worse the infection should not affect the baby as long as it is properly treated and resolves. ...Read more

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How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

How can I know if the pain in my eye socket is orbital cellulitis?

CELLULITIS: Physical exam may give clues but gold standard is a contrast-enhanced CT scan of the face/orbits. If you suspect deep tissue infection of face/orbits go to the emergency department ASAP as time is of the essence to optimize treatment success. ...Read more

Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
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Orbital Cellulitis (Definition)

Of orbit (eye ball) often by staph infection. Propping out of eyeball with limited motion is often observed. This is a true emergency condition requiring ...Read more


Dr. Corey Clay
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Periorbital Cellulitis (Definition)

An inflammation and infection of the eyelid and portions of ...Read more