This is an infection of the tissues around the eye. It is most often due to an infected scratch or insect bite. Sometimes a sinus infection can cause this problem.
1) Take your antibiotic medicine exactly as directed, until it is finished.
2) You may use acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) to control pain, unless another pain medicine was prescribed. [NOTE: If you have liver disease or ever had a stomach ulcer, talk with your doctor before using these medicines.] Do not use ibuprofen in children under six months of age.
with your doctor or as advised by our staff.
or contact your doctor if any of the following occur:
-- Increasing swelling around the eye
-- Increasing redness
-- Fever of 100.5 (38º C) oral or 101.5 (38.6º C) rectal for more than two days on antibiotics