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When to Seek Medical Care
Epiglottitis is a medical emergency. Someone who is suspected of having epiglottitis should be taken to the hospital. Any signs of difficulty in breathing should be reason enough to call 911 to take the person to a hospital's emergency department for evaluation by a doctor.
If the following signs and symptoms are present, an individual should go directly to a hospital's emergency department:
Sore throat associated with:
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/26/2016
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