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What is the treatment for epiglottitis?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: Please see below.
Most of the time, someone with epiglottitis must be intubated (have a tube put in the airway to keep it open) until the swelling resolves, and all patients with this condition need to be in the icu.
After bacterial cultures are taken, IV antibiotics are started. Fever relievers may also be needed.

In brief: Please see below.
Most of the time, someone with epiglottitis must be intubated (have a tube put in the airway to keep it open) until the swelling resolves, and all patients with this condition need to be in the icu.
After bacterial cultures are taken, IV antibiotics are started. Fever relievers may also be needed.
Dr. Cindy Juster
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