Epiglottitis / Tracheitis


Completion of the course with oral antibiotics may be an option depending upon the availability of oral agents effective against the documented or presumed pathogen(s), once recovery is sufficient to permit resumption of oral feedings

Duration of therapy

10 days (longer courses may be warranted for children with associated extratracheal sites of infection or persistence of tracheal inflammation beyond 7 to 10 days)