What Are the Symptoms and Treatments for Periorbital Cellulitis?

Q:
What are the symptoms and treatments for periorbital cellulitis?

A:
Periorbital cellulitis is an infection of the eyelid or skin around the eye. It commonly affects children under 18 months old. However, it can occur at any age.

Causes:

  • Scratch, injury, or bug bite around the eye,
  • Extend from a nearby infected site, such as the sinuses.

Symptoms:

  • Redness around the eye or in the white part of the eye
  • Swelling of the eyelid, whites of eyes, and surrounding area

Treatment:

Antibiotics are given by mouth, by shots, or through a vein to help fight the infection.

Please go to your doctor if you have periorbital cellulitis.

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