Currently? Usually orbital cellulitis causes enough signs and symptoms that a physician could see there is something wrong and refer if needed. How long ago was the infection? Already treated or resolved? Need more details.
Yes. A history of periorbital cellulitis is not necessarily important information to tell your doctor as long as you are not seeing him/her for an eyelid problem. If you had cellulitis at the time of the visit, the doctor should have diagnosed and begun treating it. You can always call the office to let them know the information, which they can add to your record.
I had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?
Use warm compresses. I would recommend to use warm compresses on the lump three times a day for a week. If it did not go away or started to increase in size or have a white or yellow head you need to have it reevaluated. It might be still a collection and might need to be opened again.
Redness and swelling. Cellulitis causes redness, swelling, and pain. It is a clinical diagnosis, and treated with antibiotics.
Orbital cellulitis. History and sometimes a ct is required. Preseptal orbitial cellulitis (superficial) can be treated with oral antibiotics; however, postseptal cellulitis (ie deeper) requires IV antibiotics.
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. .
Eye/jaw pain related. Periorbital cellulitis is a serious condition usually requiring I.V. Antibiotics. It may cause facial pain on the affected side due to referred pain.
Possibly. The infection associated with your periorbital cellulitis may enlarge the lymph nodes under your jaw causing pain.
Probably. You need to see if this started rfrom abcessed teeth or sinus. Dont wait.