What Are the Symptoms and Treatments for Periorbital Cellulitis?

What are the symptoms and treatments for periorbital cellulitis?

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.


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


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


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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