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Treatments for Epiglotitis

Treatment List for Epiglotitis

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Epiglotitis includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Emergency treatment - epiglottitis can be life-threatening
  • Hospitalization
  • Antibiotics
  • Intravenous antibiotics
  • Intubation - in severe cases of breathing problems
  • Tracheotomy
  • Tracheostomy
  • Oxygen
  • Helpful measures
    • Stay calm
    • Reassure the child
    • Try to keep the child calm
    • Reduce the child's anxiety
    • Reduce the child's crying - may interfere with breathing.
  • Recovery measures
  • Immediate hospitalization is required
  • Administer supplemental humidified oxygen if possible, but do not force the patient, as the resultant agitation could worsen the condition
  • Equipment for intubation, cricothyroidotomy, or needle-jet ventilation should be available at the bedside which should be done in event of respiratory failure or obstruction
  • Antipyretics and analgesics
  • Humidified oxygen

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