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periorbital cellulitis?

A: It is important to differentiate between viral and bacterial conjunctivitis. In bacterial conjunctivitis onlyantibiotic eye drops are given. However, if it is a viral conjunctivitis (most common is adenovirusinfection), then a combination of antibiotic eye drops with a mild steroid (fluoromethanol) eye drops arerequired, to prevent involvement of the cornea. In the meantime, give your child oral anti-inflammatories(tylenol/ibuprofen), oral anti-histamines (avil/cetrezine) to control the periorbital edema. In addition, ifthe fever is not very high, you can do cold sponging with cotton dipped in cold water on the eyes. I wouldadvice you to consult an Ophthalmologist as soon as possible....


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What is Orbital cellulitis?

A: Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the eye and the orbit, the underlying structure in the eye socket which supports the eye. A closely related conditions, periorbital cellulitis, involves the tissue around the eye, including the eyelid. Both conditions are considered urgent emergencies which require prompt medical attention to avoid potential complications. Left untreated, orbital cellulitis can contribute to the development of several conditions, including meningitis, which can be deadly. This condition is caused by an infection in or around the eye with a bacterium such as Staph. Trauma or recent surgery can be risk factors, as can a history of sinusitis, an infection of the sinuses....
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In cellulitis, managed in the community, when should you refer to hospital?

A: According to the CKS guideline on cellulitis [1]   “Consider urgent hospital admission for intravenous antibiotic treatment if:  - Severe or rapidly worsening infection  - Systemic illness or vomiting  - Suspected orbital or periorbital cellulitis, deep infection, or evidence of complications  - Facial cellulitis in a child — maintain a low threshold for hospital admission and ensure that regular monitoring is in place if managed at home  - Immunocompromised  - Diabetes mellitus — admission may not be necessary if diabetes is stable, but maintain a low threshold for hospital admission and ensure that regular monitoring is in place if...
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Sore throat and swelling on right side of neck?

A: Could be tonsils Try Vitamin C therapy. A few years ago a cancer researcher came out with a paper saying that the best cancer and infection fighter as yet found was Interferon, but, at the time, it cost $15,000 a gram. The good part was that Interferon was a product of the natural breakdown of Vitamin C in your system. Shortly after that paper came out the FDA tried to make Vit C by prescription only. Guess why? The FDA says that the Rda for Vit C is 64 mg a day, just enough to prevent scurvy. Linus Pauling, who got a Nobel Prize for his work with Vit C and a second Nobel Prize for organic chemistry, said 1000 mg a day as a minimum and 2000 mg a day if you are sick. On a personal note, I was sick twice a year, for 2 weeks at a time, for 20 years, and was flat on my back for at least a week...


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How does "Pink eye" appear?

A: irrated and maybe red and lots of moist yet crusty eye goop. and even after being clean it appers again. dont let kid wipe the eye it will spread to the other just keep clean and no touching most times docs wont do much it will go in time but sometimes u can get an anitbiotic ( eye drops ) i know a warm face cloth sooths it. i hate pink eye, The white part of the eye usually looks red and irritated, and the lids maybe slightly puffy. Mucus like drainage accumulates and may dry on the eyelashes, causing the eyelids to be stuck together upon awakening. The eye discharge often reappears throughout the day, and can be either watery or thick greenish-yellow. Either one or both eyes maybe involved. Cold Sx are often present, including a low-grade fever. Severe redness, swelling of the eyelids,...
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hello.my name is Jenna and my brother got a bad skin reaction recently. He has purple redish bags

A: I do agree with you. It could well be an allergic reaction to some substance that was present in the leavesthat he played with. He needs anti-allergics like antihistamines for temporary relief. Please consult adermatologist for medications. It could also be a case of periorbital cellulitis, also known as preseptalcellulitis, which is an inflammation and infection of the eyelid and portions of skin around the eye. It isgenerally dealt with by a course of anti-biotics....
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My pink eye wont go away!?

A: If you have been using it AS DIRECTED since friday [ four days ] with little or no improvement, call the doc. Your symptoms should be a lot better by two -three days. Don''t wait. You may [ probably ] need a different medication. Well first of all stop spreading it! Keep your hands out of your eyes! ew...how about a doctor...it could be infected... Use Murine eye drops works every time for me. if you are not relieving or are not confident with medicine please see your doctor again eyes are so sensitive .. Use those drops in your left eye too. Wash, wash, wash your hands. Anything you could have used and touched BEFORE getting your drops sterilze it. Also, you may want to call your doc because there are a few meds for pink eye. And something else to consider - pink eye, which is also called...


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  what is Peri Orbitalcellulitis and Nercrotizing fascitis infection

A: Hi, periorbital cellulitis is the infection of the tissues surrounding the eye. Most commonly it occurs dueto trauma or infection from other part of the body, like sinusitis. Necrotizing fascitis, is a severe type ofbacterial infection affecting the fascia covering the muscles. It can be accompanied with infection tomuscles, skin and underlying tissues. Infection most commonly is due to streptococcus pyogenes organism. Thisorganism can directly kill the tissue or interfere with blood supply or spread toxins through circulation toother parts of the body. Gangrene is the death of the tissue due to lack of blood supply. This can happen due to injury orinfection(necrotizing fascitis). Treatment depends upon the cause and location. Hope this...


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How do you tell the difference between pink eye or an eye infection and allergies?

A: The conjunctiva is a thin mucus membrane that covers the visible part of the eyeball and the underside of the eyelids. This membrane protects and lubricates the eye. What is it? When the conjunctiva becomes inflamed, the condition is called conjunctivitis. In children this is most often a mild infection, but the conjunctiva may become inflamed as a reaction to several different exposures, including bacteria, viruses, allergies, or irritants. Who gets it? Conjunctivitis in newborns is often caused by bacteria acquired during the process of birth. The eyes of newborns are treated with drops to prevent this type of potentially serious infection but the drops themselves can cause a mild, irritant conjunctivitis. Viral conjunctivitis is common among young children during a variety of viral...


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Please help me what is this?

A: You probably have a wheat allergy. Check with your doctor, and always check the ingredients before you eat anything to make sure it don''t contain wheat. You could be mildly allergic to wheat. If it makes your face swell whenever you eat a wheat based product, avoid eating those products. Usually allergies can be harmless, but constant exposure to the allergen could cause your body''s immun system to act more aggressively tword the allergen each time it is introduced into the body. ur probably allergic to it, you should go get it checked out. I think your allergic to wheat, so try not to eat it anymore. Good grief! If you know you''re allergic to something, why do you keep eating it? You must have an allergy to gluten. Look it up and use gluten-free products. Facial swelling can occur for...


 
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