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What are the treatment options for tracheitis?

Treatment options for tracheitis include endotracheal intubation and antibiotics. Endotracheal intubation is the insertion of a plastic tube into the trachea through a child's nose or mouth. Tracheitis typically causes swelling of the trachea, which could result in a blocked airway. The tube keeps the airway open, allowing the child to breathe. Antibiotics such as vancomycin or cefuroxime are given intravenously to combat the infection.

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