Bacterial tracheitis; Acute bacterial tracheitis
The child often needs to have a tube placed into the airways to help with breathing. This is called an endotracheal tube.
The child will receive antibiotics through a vein. The health care team will closely monitor the child's breathing and use oxygen, if needed.
With prompt treatment, the child should recover.
Airway obstruction-- can lead to death Toxic shock syndrome-- if caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus
Calling your health care provider
Tracheitis is an emergency medical condition. Go to the emergency room if your child has had a recent upper respiratory infection and suddenly has a high fever, a cough that gets worse, and trouble breathing.