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Newtoday Tue 21-Feb-17 09:41:01

Siringo trachiata ?!?

Awful chest infection and doctor diagnosed this, though I know my spelling and hearing are way out. Any ideas? Thank you!

SundialShadow Tue 21-Feb-17 09:46:03


Newtoday Tue 21-Feb-17 09:48:59

Google not my friend here but thank you for your suggestion! Nothing useful comes up.

Janek Tue 21-Feb-17 09:55:20

Could it be tracheitis? Not a medical professional...

lostfrequencies Tue 21-Feb-17 09:55:24

Tracheitis? Inflammation of the windpipe that can be caused by infection. Not sure on the first word though.

Sidge Tue 21-Feb-17 09:56:46

Well you can get tracheitis which is an inflammation of the trachea (windpipe, the top part of your airways system) but I have no idea what the 'siringo' part might be.

Tracheitis can occur after a chest infection.

lifeissweet Tue 21-Feb-17 09:57:30

Could it have been laryngotracheitis?

Twistmeandturnme Tue 21-Feb-17 09:57:56

I think you're looking for Tracheitis: inflammation of the trachea.

Stridor (a distinctive cough sound) is a common co-symptom but it sounds nothing like 'Siringo'.

Sorry I can't be more help. Did he give you antibiotics or take a swab or sputum sample? It's usually bacterial.

Twistmeandturnme Tue 21-Feb-17 10:00:00

Cross posted with aurally wiser MNers: laryngo- sounds quite like siringo doesn't it: it means that your larynx (voice box) is also inflamed.

Newtoday Tue 21-Feb-17 10:10:49

Thank you all! So the

She prescribed an inhaler and anti-hustamine as if turns out to be bacterial (but must likely it's viral) it doesn't respond well to anti biotics.

Actually, I think it's: laryngotracheitis

That would make sense, wouldn't it?

Newtoday Tue 21-Feb-17 10:11:42

Ah cross posted as I type very slowly! So that's ageeed!

Thank you all!

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