Epiglottitis

What is Epiglottitis?

Epiglottitis is a potentially 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. A number of factors can cause the epiglottis to swell — burns from hot liquids, direct injury to your throat and various infections.

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I am a 65 yr old male that came down with epiglottitis suddenly. after 4 days in the hospital with no ent I was discharged to my ent who diagnosed...

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Epiglottitis is an infection of the epiglottis by bacteria, most often caused by Haemophilus influenzae type...

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Is epiglottitis the same as a swollen Uvula? My son as a child had a bad case of an infected uvula, and as an adult that is his weak spot when he...

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Brief Answer:
it's not the same

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

epiglottis is not the same structure... A swollen uvula is very common in pharyngitis/tonsillitis...

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I have had an extreme sore throat and left ear for the past 4 days. I went to a walk-in clinic, they recommended I take Tylenol, chew gum, and...

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
DISPRIN GARGLES if not allergic to ASPIRIN

Detailed Answer:
Hi,

I suggest alternate DISPRIN and WARM WATER GARGLES, two times each a...

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