Periorbital Cellulitis Overview
What is periorbital cellulitis?
A person with periorbital cellulitis has a bacterial infection of the skin and soft tissue that surrounds the eye. Bacteria are normally on the surface of the skin. Usually, the bacteria are harmless because the surface of the skin acts as a protective barrier. When this barrier is broken, bacteria can enter the skin beneath the surface and start to grow, resulting in cellulitis.
What are the symptoms of periorbital cellulitis?
Symptoms of periorbital cellulitis include redness, swelling, and tenderness of the skin around the eye. Symptoms of worsening periorbital cellulitis include eye pain, eye redness, facial pain, blurry vision, fever, double vision, headache, and vomiting.
How does the doctor treat periorbital cellulitis?
Treatment for periorbital cellulitis includes warm compresses, antibiotics, acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever, and narcotic pain medications.
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