If I am having trouble beathing could I have epiglottitis?

Respiratory. Trouble breathing (respiratory distress), drooling,leaning forward to breathe, taking rapid shallow breaths,retraction of neck and rib muscles with breath, high-pitched whistling sound breathing (stridor), and trouble speaking.Sometimes fever can occur, Epiglottitis is inflammation of the supraglottic structures that can occur at any age. Reported increase in incidence in adults.
Difficulty of breath. At your age, contracting epiglottitis is rare. Think of the more common conditions like asthma, choking, pneumonia, and other respiratory infections.