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Welcome to Connect, @shiell. You’ve found a great group of people here in the MAC & Bronchiectasis group. Kudos to you for having read everything the members have written!
Let me introduce you to @pamelasc1 and @jentaylor who also have or had pseudomonas. @windwalker has experience with tobramycin.

You may wish to also join the main MAC/bronchiectasis discussion here: http://mayocl.in/2cwX36M
We look forward to getting to know more about you.

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I have had three diff organisms infect my lungs. MAC, pseudomonas, and
arugenosis (sp) ???? I am on tobramycin bi-monthly for an indefinite period.
It’s good stuff!  Terri M.

After beginning tobramycin inhalation I developed what was believed to be orbital cellulitus, hospitalized, put on oxygen( never had been before) my skin and eye looked bad. The eye doc though contact dermatitus. After three days was discharged and saw my eye doc four days later. Eye looks pretty good’ perscribed Tobra ointment, used that night, same eye next A.M. back to doc. Now doing the inhaling, not believeing I’m tied to the O2. Eye is improveing.

@shiell, WOW! SO sorry this happened to you .. must have SO scary. Hope things go better for you. Know that we will be thinking of you .. and sending you LOTS of positive energy!

However, interesting information for our Pseudomonas Aeruginosa Forum I just google “orbital cellulitus” because frankly I had never heard of it .. this is what I found:

Orbital cellulitis is inflammation of eye tissues behind the orbital septum. It most commonly refers to an acute spread of infection into the eye socket from either the adjacent sinuses or through the blood. Cellulitis of the eyelid, also known as periorbital or preseptal cellulitis, is an infection of the tissues around the eye. The infection can be caused by minor trauma to the area around the eye, such as an insect bite. It can also occur as a result of another infection. Preseptal cellulitis is a common infection of the eyelid and periorbital soft tissues that is characterized by acute eyelid erythema and edema. Preseptal cellulitis may be caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, or another infection.

Is this an accurate explanation? What you were told? From the above explanation it would almost sound like “It can also occur as a result of another infection.” .. like maybe it could have been also caused by the Pseudomonas I’d be REALLY curious if you were to ask your doctors . a relationship between the “orbital cellulitus” and Pseudomonas ?

@shiell, .. do you have a first name .. more personal! The reason I would love to see you question your doctor is BECAUSE here on the Forum we have found so frequently doctors do not put 2 and 2 together with our complex MAC .. Bronchiectasis .. ..Pseudomonas .. health situations. That we really have to be our OWN best advocates .. because NOBODY cares about our bodies as much as WE do. Frankly you would be doing a service to our Forum if you DID find a connection between your “orbital cellulitus” and Pseudomonas .. OR if there is ZERO connection. If you do not feel comfortable printing out this post and asking your doctors .. not to worry. Your health is your FIRST priority .. that is what we care about most! You do what is comfortable for YOU. Meanwhile concentrate on doing your best to get healthy again .. know that all of us are here for you every step of the way .. ask any question you want .. if we can help .. you can bet we will try! Sending you a Big Hug! Katherine

Gosh, I hope it wasn’t the tobramycin that caused that. I don’t see how that would be likely.

I wish I could be on it. I am allergic to it.

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