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Symptoms of epiglottitis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   whats epogilitis?
Doctor :   hi
User :   dr XXXX?
Doctor :   epiglottitis
Doctor :   yes Dr.XXX
User :   what is epigottis
Doctor :   Epiglottitis is a life-threatening condition that occurs when the epiglottis a small cartilage lid that covers your windpipe swells, blocking the flow of air into your lungs
User :   i may have that
User :   how is that caused
Doctor :   no likely
Doctor :   if some one had that
Doctor :   they wont survive for long time
User :   how old do u usually get that
Doctor :   any age
Doctor :   but when they get it
Doctor :   it will be fatal if not treatment within couple of hours
User :   how would doctor know if u have it
Doctor :   u will have gasping for breathe
User :   how would doctor know if i have it
Doctor :   Difficult and painful swallowing
Doctor :   A muffled or hoarse voice
Doctor :   Harsh, raspy breathing
Doctor :   these are the symptoms
User :   iprobably have it
Doctor :   u need to consult a physician
Doctor :   nothing much can be done online for ur problem
User :   wouldnt he have known
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   whenhe listen to my breathing?
Doctor :   ur fine
Doctor :   if ur in doubt
Doctor :   rush to physician
Doctor :   bye for noe
User :   whenhe listen to my breathing?
Doctor :   good nite
User :   would he know if he listen to my breathing?
User :   ?
Doctor :   yes he will know by that
User :   really how tho
User :   ?
Doctor :   Blue skin or lips
Doctor :   Harsh, raspy breathing
Doctor :   Difficulty breathing
Doctor :   these are the signs
Doctor :   u dont think of it now
Doctor :   u go to physician
Doctor :   he will let u know
User :   he said my breathing was fine
User :   on wednesday
Doctor :   why cant u understand ur fine
Doctor :   how many times u keep asking same question
Doctor :   please try to understand ur fine
Doctor :   good nite
User :   how could i gettested for it?
User :   im scared
Doctor :   hi
User :   how do iget tested
User :   ?
Doctor :   u need to just visit a physiican
Doctor :   he will examine u
User :   how would they know
Doctor :   and tell u if something is wrong
Doctor :   i told u before
User :   how would they find out i have it
Doctor :   anything else u want to ask
Doctor :   other than this medical query
User :   how would they find out ifu have it
Doctor :   we have answered enough times
Doctor :   ur perfectly fine
Doctor :   bye for now
Doctor :   good nite
User :   wait
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