How to prevent infections
- Below are things you can do to prevent tracheostomy infections:
- Wash your hands well before and after caring for any part of your child’s trach.
- Make sure your child’s immunizations (shots) are up-to-date unless your doctor tells you otherwise.
- Clean all equipment and supplies as instructed by the home health company.
What is the treatment for tracheitis?
Treatment for Tracheitis. Having a breathing tube will also allow the ICU nurses to perform aggressive airway suctioning to keep your child breathing as comfortably as possible. Antibiotic treatment for bacterial infection is also necessary. Commonly the antibiotics of choice include IV ceftriaxone and IV vancomycin.
How to differentiate tracheitis from croup?
The standard treatment for viral croup, humidified oxygen and inhale epinephrine (racemic epi), can also be used to differentiate tracheitis. True tracheitis may not respond to these therapies as often and as quickly as croup. If you notice that your child is getting worse while receiving these treatments, you should alert the nurse or physician.
How long does it take to get tracheitis?
Tracheitis may be accompanied by infection of the neighboring parts of the respiratory tract and these symptoms may therefore also be present. The first symptoms associated with tracheitis appear within a few days after contracting the infection.
Can tracheitis be prevented?
What are the risk factors of tracheitis?
Causes and risk factors Tracheobronchitis is generally caused by a viral or bacterial infection. Viral infections will pass on their own, whereas bacterial infections may require antibiotic treatment. The condition can also be caused by an allergic reaction, so you should avoid known allergens.
What causes pain in the trachea?
Acid churning up from the stomach can irritate the back of the larynx, which can then be felt as a throat pain. An infection of the trachea, which could be part of an upper respiratory infection, can also cause pain. Cancers of the larynx can cause pain as well.
Why is my trachea sore?
The trachea is a vital part of our respiration system. The most common illness is tracheitis. This is more common in children than adults and is usually caused by the presence of bacteria within the trachea. This leads to inflammation (sore throat), fever, pain and discomfort.