Treatment & Care
Treatment for periorbital cellulitisusually includes oral antibiotics. Close follow-up with your child's physician is necessary for constant monitoring.
Orbital cellulitis is a serious condition and must be treated promptly. Treatment may include:
- Hospitalization - Your child may be admitted to the hospital for antibiotics through an intravenous (IV) catheter. Hospitalization also allows for close evaluation of your child and the condition.
- Surgery - Surgical drainage of the sinuses or any abscesses of the eye is sometimes needed.
What are possible complications from periorbital/orbital cellulitis?
The risk of complications may be reduced with prompt and accurate treatment of the problem. But the most common complications that may occur are: