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How can I prevent acute epiglottitis again?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not always

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccine young children receive for older children and adults with immune systems compromised by:sickle cell disease,HIV/AIDS,spleen removal, chemotherapy,medications to prevent rejection of organ or bone marrow transplants.
Immunization with Hib vaccine usually for hemophilus influen b organism.Other bacteria, fungi, and viruses can cause.

In brief: Not always

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends vaccine young children receive for older children and adults with immune systems compromised by:sickle cell disease,HIV/AIDS,spleen removal, chemotherapy,medications to prevent rejection of organ or bone marrow transplants.
Immunization with Hib vaccine usually for hemophilus influen b organism.Other bacteria, fungi, and viruses can cause.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Please see below.

Most people only have it once; someone with recurrences needs to have their immune system evaluated.
Anyone closely exposed to someone with epiglottitis needs to see their doctor for preventive antibiotics. Non-infectious epiglottitis is often caused by heat damage (i.e., smoking), swallowing non-food items; avoiding these actions decreases risk.

In brief: Please see below.

Most people only have it once; someone with recurrences needs to have their immune system evaluated.
Anyone closely exposed to someone with epiglottitis needs to see their doctor for preventive antibiotics. Non-infectious epiglottitis is often caused by heat damage (i.e., smoking), swallowing non-food items; avoiding these actions decreases risk.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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