Alternate Names : Epiglottiditis
What are the signs and symptoms of the condition?
This condition is more common in children than adults. When epiglottitis is caused by an infection, the person may have fever, severe sore throat, and drooling. There is often very noisy breathing when drawing in air. The harder the individual tries to breathe, the louder the breathing. Those with acute epiglottitis tend to lean forward and hold very still. This minimizes the obstruction. Epiglottitis is a true medical emergency in children and some adults.