"Tracheitis," it is an inflammation of the trachea, which is the tube that carries air from the nose and mouth to the lungs.
The symptoms of tracheitis can include:
A cough that produces phlegm or mucus
Difficulty breathing or shortness of breath
Wheezing or a high-pitched whistling sound when breathing
Chest pain or discomfort
Hoarseness or loss of voice
Fatigue or weakness
Common causes of tracheitis include viral or bacterial infections, allergies, and irritants like smoke or pollution. Treatment usually involves managing symptoms with cough medicine, pain relievers, and rest. Antibiotics may be prescribed if a bacterial infection is present. In severe cases, hospitalization and oxygen therapy may be necessary.