Tracheitis is a catarrhal or inflammatory reaction of the mucous membrane of the airways to viruses, bacteria or other foreign bodies.
The mucous membrane is irritated by foreign bodies, pathogens, irritating gases, trauma or strong coughs to such an extent that inflammation occurs. The cause is usually another underlying disease from which tracheitis then results.
The focus is on the dry, loud and spasmodic cough. The other symptoms depend on the underlying disease. The general condition can therefore vary greatly.
The prognosis, like the clinical picture, is heavily dependent on the underlying disease. If it is an infectious disease, the tracheitis will also heal as soon as this disease has been eliminated. If irritating gases are aspirated, the prognosis is significantly worse.
Acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, upper airway obstruction, rhinitis