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Can orbital cellulitis be cured?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Andrew Shatz
Dr. Andrew Shatz
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Dr. Geoffrey Kwitko
Over the past few years I've noticed the pathogen involved is usually Mrsa. With aggressive treatment patients do well.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

If caused by a bacteria, prescribing the approriate antibiotic will cure the cellulitis.
Check with your doctor.

In brief: Yes

If caused by a bacteria, prescribing the approriate antibiotic will cure the cellulitis.
Check with your doctor.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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