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Retroorbital cellulitis recurrence - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   so i think i have cluster headaches
Doctor :   how long have you been suffering?
User :   and i also had this eye infection thing that i was told was cellulitis..and i wanna know if those 2 are related at all cuz they both happened at the same time on the same side of my head
Doctor :   what is the location of your headache?
User :   since the beginning of the year or so
User :   my left side
Doctor :ok
User :   i took antibiotics and it went away but then came back a little a couple months later...should i be worried?
Doctor :   IN cluster headache .. it is usually located to one side and the pain is retro orbital (behind the eye)
Doctor :   Cellulitis in infection of retoorbital tissues
Doctor :   but .. in cellulitis you will usually get fevers
User :   yep i read all a bout it thats how i figured it out but i wanna know about the cellulitis if its related some how n if i need to get special help for it
User :   never got feversi
User :   i could feel the infection spread in my face the longer i took to get it taken care ofi
Doctor :yes , you must use antibiotics for cellulitis
Doctor :   that too in a very strict manner
Doctor :   so that you can get rid of it
User :   i did and it went away, but came back and left a little later without antibiotics
Doctor :   some times you should get IV antibiotics
User :   the 2nd time around it didnt get nearly as bad as it did the first time..but is the headaches and the infection related?
Doctor :at times it might be the reflection of hidden infection
Doctor :   so , Have a physical examination by physician (opthalmologist)
Doctor :   and use the prescription
Doctor :   there is no harm in using antibiotics

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