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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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Bacterial Infection Of Upper Airway (Definition)

Bacterial tracheitis is most often caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. It can follow a recent viral upper respiratory infection. It affects mostly young children, possibly because their small trachea is ...Read more


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What are the tests for bacterial tracheitis?

What are the tests for bacterial tracheitis?

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. ...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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What symptoms does someone with bacterial tracheitis have?

What symptoms does someone with bacterial tracheitis have?

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 medical emergency and patients should be seen by a doctor asap. ...Read more

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My brother has bacterial tracheitis. What should I tell him?

My brother has bacterial tracheitis. What should I tell him?

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 damages to tissues which may then increases susceptibility to other infections, but this is not necessarily going to occur. ...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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Is bacterial trachaitis contagious?

Is bacterial trachaitis contagious?

Probably not: But would need more information. This is an uncommon condition. Presdisposing factors, organism, clinical course, etc. Would all be significant. ...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?

Can be but: Trachitis is an acute condition and on top of chronic condition copd it can be a little dangerous but if treated appropriately and timely there should be not that dangerous ...Read more

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