Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Epiglottitis Treatment

Treatment for epiglottitis usually includes oxygen therapy, intravenous fluids, and antibiotics. Severe cases may require placement of a tube into the trachea so the lungs can be ventilated.

Treatment options for epiglottitis includes:

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Epiglottitis Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat epiglottitis:

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Last Updated: Dec 10, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Epiglottitis References
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