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Epiglottitis – Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

Causes of Epiglottitis

Physical Injury

One of the most common causes of epiglottitis is physical injury. For instance, the condition can happen after a direct blow to your throat. The same goes for a burn after drinking caustic or very hot liquids. Some other triggers include smoking drugs like crack cocaine, swallowing a foreign object, as well as swallowing a chemical that can burn the throat.[2]