Cellulitis of the Eye

Cellulitis is a serious kind of infection and inflammation. It can happen in different parts of the body. When it occurs in the eyelid and tissues in the front part of the eye area, it’s called pre-septal cellulitis. When it occurs behind and around the eye in the eye hole, it’s called orbital cellulitis. Both of these circumstances are serious. If your child has also, he or she needs medical treatment correct away.

Treatment of Cellulitis will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is. The two conditions may be treated in a different way.

Treatment for pre-septal cellulitis is most often done with antibiotic medicine taken by mouth. Your child will need to see the healthcare provider for follow-up care. This is to make sure the disease is going away, and not getting worse. If your child has orbital cellulitis, he or she may require to see an eye doctor.