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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Periorbital Pain

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My husband has periorbital pain, along top inner half of orbital rim. Sometimes mild, sometimes intense. Started after cataract surgery. Age 50.

My husband has periorbital pain, along top inner half of orbital rim. Sometimes mild, sometimes intense. Started after cataract surgery. Age 50.

Ck w/ur eye surgeon: It is wise to speak to your cataract surgeon about this. They usually use very lightweight lid speculum, the injection for anesthesia to keep your eye from moving around during surgery is deeper, and usually never causes deep eye pain, but s/he needs to be made aware of this, especially if you might have had any interoperative issues with your surgery. It may be even unrelated like sinuses too. ...Read more

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My brother has chronic sinusitis. He got nasal polyps &were removed surgically 10 yrs ago, now he xperiences periorbital pain. Is it due to his snusitis?

My brother has chronic sinusitis. He got nasal polyps &were removed surgically 10 yrs ago, now he xperiences periorbital pain. Is it due to his snusitis?

Polyps: Polyps tend to come back and chronic sinusitis may remain chronic. He needs to see an ENT or allergist and probably get another scan on his sinuses. ...Read more

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Please tell me what can cause a unilateral periorbital edema in the mornings?

Please tell me what can cause a unilateral periorbital edema in the mornings?

Possible causes: Sleeping on a material that you allergic to, sleeping on the side with the problem and thyroid disease. ...Read more

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My daughter recently had acquired periorbital cellulutus while in her daycare setting. Is there any way to detrrmine what the specific cause was?

My daughter recently had acquired periorbital cellulutus while in her daycare setting. Is there any way to detrrmine what the specific cause was?

Probably not.: Periorbital cellulitis is an infection of the tissues around the eye, and can start with a break in the skin (even a bug bite), or spread from infection of nearby tissues (impetigo, stye, conjunctivitis), from a sinus infection or even through the bloodstream. A wide variety of bacteria can cause this, and antibiotic treatment is needed, sometimes by iv. I hope she feels better soon! ...Read more

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Can crystal meth use cause periorbital cellulitis?

Can crystal meth use cause periorbital cellulitis?

It may look like it: There is a characteristic redness, swelling, of the eyelids(dermatitis) that is caused by this drug abuse. If this is associated by a lot of pain, periorbital cellutis, would have to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if crystal meth use can cause periorbital cellulitis?

Can you tell me if crystal meth use can cause periorbital cellulitis?

Yes: Periorbital cellulitis is loosely related to orbital cellulitis, the latter being an extremely dangerous, emergency medical condition. Both involve infection of the eye region and are caused (largely) by straphylococcus and streptococcus.
Crystal meth use can cause periorbital cellulitis. ...Read more

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Developed periorbital edema after removal of lipoma from forehead. What is the cause?

Developed periorbital edema after removal of lipoma from forehead. What is the cause?

Bruising: The tissue around the removed lipoma had some bruising and the body is responding with fluid into the hematoma to absorb it.
Early on ice may help, layer2-3 days a heating pad may help. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing

What is the best treatment for POH/periorbital hyperpigmentation? Combo of deeper dermal pigmentation and protruding eye that causes slight shadowing

Difficult options: POH is difficult to treat. See https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4756872/ options include topical depigmenting agents, such as hydroquinone, kojic acid, azelaic acid, topical retinoic acid, and physical therapies, including chemical peels, surgical corrections, and laser therapy, most of which are tried scientifically for melasma, another common condition of hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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What does periorbital hypopigmentation mean?

What does periorbital hypopigmentation mean?

MMay have: You may have vitiligo. See dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Is periorbital melonosis curable?

Is periorbital melonosis curable?

Depends on cause: No reliable treatment. Reduce sun exposure with UV-protective glasses. Avoid irritation. See a dermatologist if it is important. ...Read more

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What is periorbital edema?

Swelling : Edema means swelling. Periorbital means around the eyes. This it means swelling around the eyes. It can be caused by many conditions. As always I suggest you get a complete exam by a professional eye physician. ...Read more

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What is periorbital cellulitis?

What is periorbital cellulitis?

Periorbital cellulit: Periorbital cellulitis, also known as preseptal cellulitis is an inflammation and infection of the eyelid and portions of skin around the eye, in front of the orbital septum. It may be caused by breaks in the skin around the eye, and subsequent spread to the eyelid; infection of the sinuses around the nose (sinusitis); or from spread of an infection elsewhere through the blood. ...Read more

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How can I treat periorbital cellulitis?

How can I treat periorbital cellulitis?

See an ID specialist: Periorbital -or more specifically, preseptal cellulitis- refers to the inflammation of the soft tissues of eyelid and periorbtal area, leading to redness and swelling. An id physician can help determine the potential origin of the infection (a dental cavity or else a pimple on the nose) and prescribe the most appropriate antibiotic. ...Read more

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Can you die from periorbital cellulitis?

Potentially: If any infection is left untreated one can die form the overwhelming infection. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have periorbital cellulitis.?

How do I know if I have periorbital cellulitis.?

Clinically: This is a diagnosis made on physical examination, and is an emergency. Untreated periorbital cellulitis has the potential to cause meningitis and even death. If there is any doubt, get checked now. ...Read more

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How long to recover from periorbital cellulitis?

How long to recover from periorbital cellulitis?

Periorbital cellulit: Recovery time will vary with the organism causing the infection, the severity of the infection at the time treatment is initiated, the immune status of the patient and the drug chosen and the route of administration and dose. It should generally respond quickly but may need 7-10 days of treatment to ensure that it has been eliminated. ...Read more

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Can I die from periorbital cellulitis if I ignore it?

Yes: Cellulitis usually needs antibiotics to heal. If not treated, the infection can spread rapidly, causing shock and death. ...Read more

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Will periorbital cellulitis stop me from going on my vacation?

Will periorbital cellulitis stop me from going on my vacation?

Severity?: Preseptal cellulitis can potentially resolve with oral antibiotics. Postseptal cellulitis may need IV antibiotics. Any eye movement disturbance is worrisome and usually involves imaging. Amount of swelling and spread can be factors. Also, if not improving on first line therapy, that would stop vacation. So depends on severity, length of time, treatment working or not, etc. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: periorbital cellulitis?

Skin infections: The tissues/skin around the eyes becomes infected, by definition this means that there is no pus behind the eyes which can be a lethal condition, this condition is called orbital cellulitis and is an emergency,. ...Read more

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How come I have periorbital cellulitis, but nobody else in the family has it?

How come I have periorbital cellulitis, but nobody else in the family has it?

Source: Periorbital cellulitis is often caused by organisms which are normally resident in the upper respiratory tract and may emanate from the sinuses, facial infections, or the other ancillary structures of the external portion of the eye. These bacteria are common and whether you develop infection depends upon a variety of underlying factors. It is not spread from person to person generally. ...Read more

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Can I get easy to understand explanation of periorbital cellulitis in children?

Infection around eye: It is a bacterial infection around the eye. The eye is an extension of the brain. Because of this, these infections may be serious. They require early, aggressive treatment. ...Read more

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Any cure for periorbital edema?

Any cure for periorbital edema?

See your doctor!: That depends on the cause. Your doctor needs to do an exam, and evaluate you for different conditions that can cause periorbital edema, including infections, thyroid disease, parasites, allergies, even tumors. ...Read more

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Is periorbital cellulitis curable?

Yes: Periorbital cellulitis is curable if the antibiotics are effective against the organism (bacteria usually). This can be serious and needs to be managed by a physician possibly in the hospital. ...Read more

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Is periorbital cellulitis contagious?

No: But make sure you are being treated as this can become a dangerous situation. ...Read more