What is Epiglottitis?

Streptococcus pneumoniae, Epiglottitis
April 21, 2018

Epiglottitis can be a life-threatening condition that happens when the epiglottis — which is a small cartilage “lid” that covers your windpipe — swells or forms inflammation, blocking the flow of air into your lungs. Some elements that can trigger the epiglottis to swell — burns from hot liquids, immediate injury to your throat and numerous infections. The most prevalent cause of epiglottitis in children in the past was infection…