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If I am having trouble beathing could I have epiglottitis?

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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Pediatrics

In brief: Difficulty of breath

At your age, contracting epiglottitis is rare.
Think of the more common conditions like asthma, choking, pneumonia, and other respiratory infections.

In brief: Difficulty of breath

At your age, contracting epiglottitis is rare.
Think of the more common conditions like asthma, choking, pneumonia, and other respiratory infections.
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
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