Children's Unit
SE/B07/03: Pain in the eye
Child on bed
Back to St Emlyn's Reception

12 year old child attends the ED with Mum complaining of pain behind the left eye. She has had a cough cold for the last few days but today has complained of a moderate headache and has vomited 3 times.

Sensibly, she has taken Paracetamol with some relief. The pain is frontal and made worse when she blows her nose.

TEMP 36.4
BP 125/61
SATS 98%

Alert , fundoscopy is normal
There is no obvious neurological deficit.

A diagnosis of sinusitis is made and the patient allowed home with no treatment.

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