Epiglottitis Topic Guide
Epiglottitis: Epiglottitis a medical emergency and death may result if not treated promptly. Causes of epiglottitis include:
Croup Croup is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract that typically affects children under 3 years of age. Symptoms include: Acetaminophen or ibuprofen may be given to treat a fever or sore throat, and mist, humidified air, and exposure to cold air are routinely recommended by physicians. Severe croup may require hospitalization.