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How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

How would you differentiate laryngitis from tracheitis?

Voice: Classically tracheitis would be connected with a harsh cough and maybe stridor (noisy breathing originating from the neck). Laryngitis will typically present with some form of hoarseness. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis contagious if you cough?

Is tracheitis contagious if you cough?

Not usually: Although the virus that causes tracheitis can be contagious, and cause upper respiratory infections, it is unlikely to cause tracheitis in other infected people. That is why we don't see epidemics of tracheitis. ...Read more

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Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Viral tracheitis how long contagious for?

Like a cold or flu: Like a cold of flu, one should expect a viral tracheitis or viral laryngitis to be contagious from a couple of days before the start of symptoms through 5-10 days of symptoms. The period of contagiousness in one individual person is unpredictable, so if somebody needs to be extra safe, then he should stay away from the sick person until a couple of days after all symptoms are gone. ...Read more

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Is tracheitis and COPD dangerous together?

Is tracheitis and COPD dangerous together?

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 oxygen lowered there is substantive risk. ...Read more

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Adult croup .Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis . I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?

Adult croup .Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis . I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?

Adult croup: This is laryngotracheobronchitis and is usually due to viral infection, but allergy can produce similar manifestations rarely. Hopefully you are being seen by a pulmonary (lung) disease expert and having this evaluated appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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My husband's grandparent might have bacterial tracheitis. What is it?

My husband's grandparent might have bacterial tracheitis. What is it?

Trachel infection: Tracheitis is an infection of the trachea. It usually starts as a virus, and then the bacterial infection follows. It can be quite dangerous and life threatening and requires hospitalization and medications, and sometimes surgery. ...Read more

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What happens to my child as a result of bacterial tracheitis?

What happens to my child as a result of bacterial tracheitis?

Long term nothing: Bacterial tracheitis can cause airway obstruction from infected crusts building up in the trachea. It is treated with bronchoscopy, antibiotics, steroids, etc. If there is no need for long term intubation, then there should be no problems with long term issues. Occasionally there will be permanent scarring of the trachea that can be fixed if necessary. ...Read more

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Are there natural ways to treat bacterial tracheitis?

Are there natural ways to treat bacterial tracheitis?

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 "tracheitis" and bronchitis are due to viruses, and then you can use all the non-doctor prescribed meds you want, because we have few antibiotics for viruses. Treat the symptoms and it usually gets better in spite of, not because of the antibiotics. ...Read more

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