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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Overview)

An upper respiratory infection that also involves the voicebox, leading to a barky cough, and a noise when breathing in.


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Is Bronchial Asthma contagious?

No: asthma isn't contagious, viral diseases can resemble asthma, and they are contagious, but asthma as it is no, ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
261 doctors shared insights

Croup (Overview)

An upper respiratory infection that also involves the voicebox, leading to a barky cough, and a noise when breathing in.


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Is bronchial pneumonia contagious?

Is bronchial pneumonia contagious?

Yes: The infectious agent, bacterial or viral, can be transmitted to susceptible individuals by coughing and droplet transmission. ...Read more

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Treating Croup (Checklist)

Use a humidifier in your child's bedroom
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Sit in the bathroom with your child and run hot water in the shower
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Prop your child's head up while sleeping
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Sleep in the same room as your child to ensure he/she is okay
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I want to know what's the definition of croup?

I want to know what's the definition of croup?

Viral illness: Croup is usually viral illness affecting upper airway that is self limited.Most cases of viral croup mild and can be treated at home.Usually with barking type of cough. Should consult dr.to evaluate child for degree of respiratory difficulty and confirm diagnosis.Sometimes necessary to add steroids to albuterol and cold humidifier therapy if difficulty breathing.Called laryngotracheobronchitis. ...Read more

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How long does croup last?

How long does croup last?

Common cold: Since it generally caused by cold viruses, it may last 1-2 weeks, just like the common cold. Usually the first night or 2 are the worst. ...Read more

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My baby has cold flu bronchitis pertussis, treatment?

My baby has cold flu bronchitis pertussis, treatment?

M.D. visit: Your physician can order a test to determine if your baby has pertussis and/or the flu. There are also a number of viruses which can cause cold symptoms. Checking the baby's temperature and discussing the possible treatment regimen is the next step. ...Read more

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Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) and bronchiolitis in infants under 2 months old?

Wheezing: Wheezing and severe cough in an infant may be due to rsv. The younger and smaller the infant the more severe the illness will be. Premature babies are at the highest risk and may require hospitalization. See your doctor. ...Read more

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My 18mo boy has coughed mostly at night for 12 nights. 10 days ago he had croup. Is coughing a lingering symptom or unrelated to the croup?

My 18mo boy has coughed  mostly at night for 12 nights. 10 days ago he had croup. Is coughing a lingering symptom or unrelated to the croup?

Croup: The lingering cough could still be an effect of the croup especially if he still has nasal congestion/discharge. If it lasts more than 2 weeks, it maybe a good idea to bring him to his pediatrician to rule out sinusitis or bacterial bronchitis. ...Read more

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Can croup cause pneumonia?

Can croup cause pneumonia?

Not exactly: Croup describes a clinical syndrome that involves infection ( usually viral) of the upper airway and maybe the air tubes ( bronchitis) so it can not "cause pneumonia" however some of the viruses that can cause croup like symptoms can also infect the lower resp tract and cause pneumonia or infection of the air spaces in the lungs. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of croup?

What are the symptoms of croup?

Standard Symptoms: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read more

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What are the signs of croup in a child?

What are the signs of croup in a child?

Barking cough: A barking cough that is much worse at night, relieved by steam or cold air; low grade fevers. ...Read more

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Is bronchiolitis curable?

Is bronchiolitis curable?

Resolves: It is a viral disease that goes away after a few days. The body fight is off and it runs its course. ...Read more

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Is redipred for croup?

Redipred: Redipred (generic name: prednisolone), may be used for croup, among other uses. However, most episodes of croup do not require this medication. It's typically used in more severe cases, and even then, only after being examined by a doctor. ...Read more

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How can bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) reproduce?

How can bordetella pertussis (whooping cough) reproduce?

Sugar/water/mucous: The human respiratory system provides a luxurious collection of sugar, protein & water in the form of airway mucous.This provides ample nutrition for whooping cough & a multitude of other germs. ...Read more

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What is croup and how do I treat it?

Croup treatment: Croup is a viral infection that can usually be managed at home, although it's reassuring to have a doctor examine your child. I instruct my parents to use a vaporizer, increasing the humidity as much as possible. If that's not enough, make a 'tent' with sheets around the bed and position the vaporizer in the tent. Carefully secure the sheets! going outside, in the cold air may break a spell. ...Read more

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Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Is infant pneumonia contagious?

Pneumonia...: Is an infection in the lungs. Common causes include viruses and bacteria, which can be contagious. How contagious it is, and how it's treated, depends on the germ that's causing the pneumonia. Another cause might be something called "aspiration, " where some substance like milk or stomach contents gets sucked into the lungs. This is not contagious. ...Read more

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What medications can I give to a 4 year old that was diagnosed with croup?

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No need: Croup is a common acute respiratory illness caused by viral infection. Affected children make "croupy cough, " and experience breathing difficulty. Exposure to high humidity is of help. In case child experience significant breathing difficulty, seek a medical attention. ...Read more

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Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor , RSV . Thought to be what I have . Normal chest X-ray , CT scan normal blood ox normal.Help. What test do next?

Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor , RSV . Thought to be what I have . Normal chest X-ray , CT scan normal blood ox normal.Help. What test do next?

Possible rx: If you have an acute infection, the symptoms most likely will resolve without need for further testing. If you have had symptoms for three or more weeks, a secondary infection, antibiotics may be used to treat a specific bacterial infection; prolonged inflammation is treatable with aerosolized steroids. These are some possible management options. ...Read more

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