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
As chronic pain patients, we dream of complete relief from pain. However, the sad fact for most of us is that total freedom from pain is probably an unrealistic goal. If that's the case, what then is a realistic goal? Just how much pain relief is it reasonable to expect? And a perhaps equally important question is, what outcomes other than a decrease in pain intensity are important to us? For the past seven years, a multidisciplinary group of international experts has been meeting and working to develop recommendations for improving clinical trials of pain treatments. One important focus of this group – called the Initiative on Methods, Measurement, and Pain Assessment in Clinical Trials (IMMPACT) – has been on how effective treatments for chronic pain can be defined, measured and translated into meaningful outcomes for patients. Measuring Improvement in Pain Intensity Not surprisingly, the primary measure of a treatment's effective...
Acupuncture - pain relief; Hypnosis - pain relief; Guided imagery
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