Symptoms Symptoms of orbital cellulitis may include: Painful swelling of upper and lower eyelid, and possibly the eyebrow and cheek Bulging eyes Decreased vision Eye pain , especially when moving the eye Fever, generally 102 degrees F or higher General feeling of discomfort Painful or difficult eye movements Shiny, red or purple eyelid Signs and tests Tests commonly include: CBC (complete blood count) Blood culture Spinal tap in extremely sick children Other tests may include: X-ray of the sinuses and surrounding area CT scan or MRI of the sinuses and orbit Culture of eye and nose drainage Throat culture
Pain relief does not have to cause a financial meltdown. Here are some tips for the pennywise looking for both economic relief and pain relief.
Ice ($0) instead of anti-inflammatory medications ($8): Because the cooling action of ice helps to control swelling, it is a great way to control pain. Just ask any athlete who has had an injury, ice keeps them going with less pain.
Hand-held shower massager ($80) instead of a massaging chair ($3000): The Human Touch Massage chairs are nice, but who has an extra 3K to spend. A pulsating hot water massage in the shower can also relieve pain, without hurting your budget.
Heating pad ($20) instead of a spa ($2000): With winter approaching, it is important to keep those muscles warm; otherwise, they will become tense and spasm. But, please don't burn your skin.
Mattress Topper ($300) instead of a mattress ($2000): I love the Tempur Pedic products, but the mattress is very expensive. Sometimes the cheaper foam topper (a layer of foam on top...
Someone recently Tweeted that what she wanted for Mother's Day was some fibromyalgia relief, a foot massage and some chocolate. That got me to thinking about all of us mothers who live with some type of chronic pain. I suspect that pain relief would be near the top of all of our Mother's Day wish lists.
If I'm going to be honest, though, for me there's another fibromyalgia symptom I'd like relief from that's even higher on my list than pain – heat sensitivity. Fortunately, over the years I've gradually put together a combination of treatments and therapies that help keep my pain at tolerable levels ( How I Manage My Chronic Pain ). Unfortunately, I've never found anything that eases my extreme sensitivity to heat other than hibernating in an air-conditioned room. Of all of my symptoms, heat sensitivity has been the most life-limiting.
But I digress. This is about Mother's Day wishes. Truthfully, I'm not hard to please. All I really want is for my three children to re...
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