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When must I seek immediate help if I think my child has epiglottitis?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Yes

Epiglottitis can be life threatening if airway suddenly closes.
Need to have emergency care and monitoring of oxygenation, possibly intubation if condition deteriorates.Sometimes tracheostomy. Need proper antibiotic therapy if cause is from infecting organism.

In brief: Yes

Epiglottitis can be life threatening if airway suddenly closes.
Need to have emergency care and monitoring of oxygenation, possibly intubation if condition deteriorates.Sometimes tracheostomy. Need proper antibiotic therapy if cause is from infecting organism.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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In brief: Absolutely

This is very rare in immunized children.
However, if you suspect this, your child should be seen in an emergency department. Epiglottitis is life threatening.

In brief: Absolutely

This is very rare in immunized children.
However, if you suspect this, your child should be seen in an emergency department. Epiglottitis is life threatening.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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