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How is periorbital cellulitis treated?

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If you or your child has periorbital cellulitis, the doctor will prescribe antibiotics, and these should start to work within 24 to 48 hours. You’ll probably need to schedule a follow-up visit or two to make sure the infection is completely gone.

From: What Is Periorbital Cellulitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 06, 2017

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Boston Children’s Hospital: “Treatments for Orbital Cellulitis in Children.”

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital: “Periorbital cellulitis.”

Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery: “Periorbital cellulitis.”

American Family Physician: “Distinguishing Periorbital from Orbital Cellulitis.”

Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health : “Periorbital and orbital cellulitis in children.”

Medscape: “Preseptal Cellulitis Clinical Presentation.”

Review of Optometry: “Put a Lid on Preseptal Cellulitis.”

The Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne: “Periorbital and orbital cellulitis.”

Merck Manuals: “Preseptal cellulitis.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on September 06, 2017

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