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How is acute epiglottitis treated usually?
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
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
Dr. Cindy Juster
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Severity
Children without signs of airway compromise, respiratory difficulty, stridor, or drooling, and mild swelling (laryngoscopy) managed without immediate airway intervention by close monitoring in ICU.
Unstabe pt. immediate airway management. Signs and symptoms associated with need for intubation include respiratory distress, airway compromise, stridor, inability to swallow, drooling,sitting erect.

In brief: Severity
Children without signs of airway compromise, respiratory difficulty, stridor, or drooling, and mild swelling (laryngoscopy) managed without immediate airway intervention by close monitoring in ICU.
Unstabe pt. immediate airway management. Signs and symptoms associated with need for intubation include respiratory distress, airway compromise, stridor, inability to swallow, drooling,sitting erect.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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