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acute bacterial tracheitis

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Mott
29 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Sputum culture: Sputum sent for culture to see if any bacteria grow. Chest x-ray may not be helpful and bronchoscope in extreme cases may be necessary.

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Natural?: Tracheitis can be treated with antibiotics if caused by a bacteria, but this is less common than viral disease. Finding out the cause will help to de ... Read More
Dr. Douglas Arenberg
31 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes, antibiotics: ...Nearly all of which are derived from nature. E.G. Penecillin and cephalosporins all their relatives come from fungi. That said, nearly all forms of ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Bad condition: This rare illness produces the abrupt onset of high fever, cough, stridor, sputum which has gross pus in it, sometimes bloody sputum. This is a true ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Should get better: Unless your brother has some form of immune deficiency he should get quite better with appropriate treatment. Any form of infection can produce some ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Hopefully get better: If acute bacterial tracheitis is treated rapidly and appropriately your child should recover. This often follows some injury to the trachea, and may ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Disease of Children: Unusual disease in children and even more so in adults. Sometimes seen after intubation for other conditions or surgery. Often caused by staphylococ ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Probably not: But would need more information. This is an uncommon condition. Presdisposing factors, organism, clinical course, etc. Would all be significant.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
56 years experience General Surgery
Possible : Each is dangerous enough all by itself. Smoking can be an issue . Both can relate to developing airway cancers. If breathing is difficult, or oxyge ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Fietsam
35 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Infection of trachea: usually, antibiotics are required
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Phil Zapanta
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Voice: Classically tracheitis would be connected with a harsh cough and maybe stridor (noisy breathing originating from the neck). Laryngitis will typically ... Read More
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