Where is preseptal cellulitis?

Preseptal cellulitis. This involves layers in front of the septum, which are skin and muscle.
Skin around the eye. Preseptal cellulitis is a skin infection of the eyelids that approaches, but doesn't enter the eye socket. The septum is a soft tissue barrier between the eyelid skin and the socket. If the infection breaks through the septum, it is an orbital cellulitis, which is much more serious as it can lead to vision loss or worse.

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What is the cause of preseptal cellulitis and how can it be treated?

Bacteria. Most cases of preseptal cellulitis are caused by bacteria. It is treated with oral antibiotics. Read more...
Bacterial infection. Preseptal cellulitis is usually a bacterial infection of the tissues surrounding the eye. It is treated with systemic antibiotics, often augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) but can be others depending on the patient and the presumed source of infection. It should be followed closely because it can spread through the orbital septum and affect the eye and orbital tissues. Read more...

I know I have sinusitis. I also just got preseptal cellulitis. It doesn't look like a stye. There is no pus head. Whole lid is swollen. The 2 linked?

Go to the ER. It is impossible to say without being able to do an exam but I am concerned about a devastating condition called mucormycosis. It is a rare fungal infection that often affects the sinus and can spread rapidly. You should probably go to the er and be evaluated by an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon). Read more...

Is it normal to severe facial pain around the eyebrow, cheek, jaw & neck with Preseptal Cellulitis?

Ans. Well first of all I would assume you are on an antibiotic ? Now you could have a lot of swelling from the infection. If you do this could cause the facial pain you experience. But as you take the antibiotic thus should resolve. Stay in close contact with your doctor until this infection is resolved . Read more...

I have had 3 stye infections each requiring Doxycycline due to preseptal cellulitis, each occurred after staying at my mother's home-connection?

Probably not. Its due to your oil glands on your eyelids becoming clogged.. I suggest daily warm compresses, lid cleaning and daily omega-3's. And see your general ophthalmologist for a complete prevention treatment. Read more...

What is the best antibiotic for Preseptal Cellulitis caused by a sinus infection? My eye lid is slightly swollen. Was given Clarithromycin 500mg 2x/ day. Is that the best course of treatment? Augmentin doesn't work for me. What else should I do?

Sinusitis. These antibiotics are effective but if not improving should see your doctor. Read more...
Ophthalmology . I would do lid hygiene four times a day with baby shampoo and cotton balls, use moxiflxacin drops twice a day for a week, and doxycycline 100 twice a day by mouth. I would use hot compress to help drain the collection and keep the head elevated. You should see an ophthalmologist to ensure your vision is safe. In severe cases IV antibiotics and surgical drainage are indicated. . Read more...