Learn about the symptoms of Epiglottis like high fever and difficulty swallowing, and what to do if you think your child might have this disease.
Epiglottitis is a rare but very dangerous bacterial disease. The child appears very ill with a high fever and severe difficulty swallowing. If you think that your child may have this disease, you must call emergency 911 at once. In epiglottitis, the epiglottis, the flap-like cartilage which protects the windpipe, swells rapidly. This can cause the windpipe to become blocked and the child may suffocate.
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