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What are symptoms of periorbital cellulitis?

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The most common signs of periorbital cellulitis are:

Periorbital cellulitis doesn’t cause a fever or pain. If you or your child has a fever and swelling and it hurts to move the affected eye, get medical help right away. These things can be caused by a more serious condition called orbital cellulitis that affects the eye itself.

  • Redness and swelling around the eye
  • A cut, scratch, or insect bite near the eye
  • The skin in the affected area is tender to the touch and might feel a little tough.
  • The white of the eye might look red.

From: What Is Periorbital Cellulitis? WebMD Medical Reference

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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.”

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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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