It is an acute inflammation of the larynx,trachea and bronchi.
Fever, severe dyspnea,dificulty in inspiratory phase, later on difficulty in expiratory phase, hoarseness of voice, chest retraction,cyanosis,cough with exudates.
History and clinical examination confirmed by laboratory examination of the exudates.
1. Humidified oxygen.
2. Patent airway e.g:tracheotomy.
4. Increase fluid intake (parenteral).
Responsibility of the nurse:
1- Observe the child for any indication of increase fatigue or respiratory distress.
2- Reporting to the physician the occurrence of increase restlessness (R.R,P.R,Temp,dyspnea,chest retraction).