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Periorbital Cellulitis Contagious
Child diagnosed with periorbital cellulitis a week ago and treated. Today I've the same symptoms. I thought it's not contagious? Something different?
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
Yes: They are not subtle symptoms.Get a more detailed answer ›
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.
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