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Periorbital Cellulitis & Air Travel

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 21, 2007
  • 08:05 PM

During February 2006 I contracted a cold (runny nose, sore throat, etc.) and began exhibiting symptoms of this on a Friday. On Monday I had to fly to another city on business and by Monday evening my eye was swollen shut. During a trip to the emergency room the next day I was diagnosed with periorbital cellulitis.

My question is this -- Has anyone ever heard of a case where changes in air cabin pressure can cause or aggravate an existing case of periorbital cellulitis? Thanks.

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