Epiglottitis

About- Epiglottitis is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the epiglottis (a small cartilage "lid" that covers the windpipe) swells and blocks the flow of air into the lungs. 
 
Symptoms-
Symptoms in children
Epiglottitis A hoarse voice
Epiglottitis Breathing through their mouth
Epiglottitis Difficulty swallowing
Epiglottitis Drooling
Epiglottitis Fever
Epiglottitis Painful swallowing
Epiglottitis Restlessness
Epiglottitis Sore throat
 
Symptoms in adults
Epiglottitis Cyanosis
Epiglottitis Difficulty swallowing
Epiglottitis Drooling
Epiglottitis Fever
Epiglottitis Harsh, noisy breathing
Epiglottitis Hoarse voice
Epiglottitis Shortness of breath
Epiglottitis Sore throat
 
Causes-
Epiglottitis Bacterial infection (Haemophilus influenza, Streptococcus A, B, or C, Streptococcus pneumonia)
Epiglottitis Chemical burns
Epiglottitis Chemicals inhalation
Epiglottitis Fungal infections that cause diaper rash or yeast infections
Epiglottitis Smoking crack cocaine
Epiglottitis Swallowing a foreign object
Epiglottitis Swallowing a very hot drink
Epiglottitis Throat injury from trauma
Epiglottitis Viral infections that cause shingles and chickenpox
 
Specialists to visit
Pediatrician Critical Care Doctor

Pediatrician Emergency Medicine Doctor
Pediatrician Otolaryngologist
Pediatrician Pediatrician

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References-
https://en.wikipedia.org
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.medicalnewstoday.com
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.health.harvard.edu
https://www.nhs.uk
https://my.clevelandclinic.org

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