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Is periorbital cellulitis curable?

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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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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Is periorbital cellulitis contagious?

Is periorbital cellulitis contagious?

No: But make sure you are being treated as this can become a dangerous situation. ...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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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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Is cellulitis contagious?

Is cellulitis contagious?

No: The cellulitis in not contagious although the bacteria that cause it are because the infection is not on the skin. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis contagious?

Is cellulitis contagious?

Cellulitis isn't usually spread from person to person: Cellulitis is an infection of the deeper layers of the skin most commonly caused by bacteria that normally live on the skin's surface. You have an increased risk of developing cellulitis if you: Have an injury, such as a cut, fracture, burn or scrape, Have a skin condition, such as eczema, athlete's foot or shingles, Participate in contact sports, such as wrestling, Have diabetes or a weakened immune system, Have a chronic swelling of your arms or legs (lymphedema), Use intravenous drugs. Signs and symptoms of cellulitis include: Redness, swelling and tenderness, Warmth of the affected skin, Fever and chills, Swollen glands or lymph nodes. Left untreated, cellulitis can rapidly turn into a life-threatening condition. Treatment usually includes antibiotics. In severe cases, you may need to be hospitalized and receive antibiotics through your veins (intravenously). ...Read more

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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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Is cellulitis serious?

Is cellulitis serious?

Cellulitis is severe: Cellulitis is an infection. If you are healthy, the infection usually will improve once treatment begins. However, if neglected it can be serious and can spread systemically. Go see hour doctor or other health professional and get an antibiotic for the infection. ...Read more

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Where is preseptal cellulitis?

Where is preseptal cellulitis?

Preseptal cellulitis: This involves layers in front of the septum, which are skin and muscle. ...Read more

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Is carbuncle curable?

Is carbuncle curable?

You bet: Warm compresses several times a day. Talk with your doc about incision and drainage, maybe antibiotics too. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis very contagious?

Is cellulitis very contagious?

Whats the cause ?: Cellulitis is basically a visible inflammation (itis) of the skin and soft tissues (red, hot, swollen and tender) . It can be caused by many things including sunburn (radiation), trauma (sprained ankle) or poor vein circulation (stasis dermatitis). It need not be caused by bacteria. If you have repeated episodes of this, get to a wound care or vascular specialist, the diagnoses you have is wrong. ...Read more

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Is impetigo curable?

Is impetigo curable?

Yes: Impetigo is caused by a bacterial infection. Usually easily treated with proper medication and time. See your PCP to be further evaluated. ...Read more

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Is cellulitus contagious? What is cellulitus?

inflamed/infectd ? : Cellulitis is simply an inflammation (itis) of the skin. It can be due to an infectious cause such as bacteria but he basically is when the skin gets red, hot, swollen, and tender. Unless there is an open draining wound, it is very unlikely to be contagious since it is otherwise contained by the skin. It is important to identify the cause since antibiotics do not help with no infection. ...Read more

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Is colon swelling curable?

Is colon swelling curable?

Colon swelling: Yes. Swelling of your abdomen can be from constipation or gas. Make sure you are having regular bms. I assume you are not having pain or blood. If so then you must have this investigated. ...Read more

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Is cellulitis common with mastoidectomy surgery?

Is cellulitis common with mastoidectomy surgery?

Peculiar question: Wonder why you are asking? If you have had surgery, you may want to discuss any concerns with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Is anorectal abscess curable?

Is anorectal abscess curable?

Yes: This is manageable with surgical drainage and antibiotics in combination, but important to determine why the abscess occurred and to make sure that other associated conditions are not overlooked. ...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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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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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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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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Is periorbital cellulitis contagious?

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

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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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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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Do a lot of people get periorbital cellulitis?

Do a lot of people get periorbital cellulitis?

No: This is a relatively rare, but serious, complication of sinusitis. ...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 insure that it has been eliminated. ...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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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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Are there some genetic reasons I get periorbital cellulitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get periorbital cellulitis off and on?

Cellulitis: Cellulitis research has shown that people with certain risk factors are more likely to develop periorbital cellulitis. These risk factors include:upper respiratory infection, eye trauma, insect bites.   ...Read more

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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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Child diagnosed with periorbital cellulitis a week ago and treated. Today I've the same symptoms. I thought it's not contagious? Something different?

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 ...Read more

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Periorbital Cellulitis (Definition)

A condition in which the eyelid and skin around the eye ...Read more