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What can i do to relieve my baby's croup-related discomfort?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics 37 years experience
Cool mist: The best thing for a child suffered from a croupy cough is to calm him down, and place him in front of cool mist. Croup is caused by a virus the induces inflammation and swelling of the upper airway. Cool mist calms the cough. Believe it or not, taking your child out into the cool night air and sitting quietly will often relieve the discomfort.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Get seen: Your doctor can prescribe a dose of steroids to help her get better faster. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
If mild: Croup is usually mild illness managed at home. Help with cool m​ist, placing child near vaporizerI if you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in child’s bedroom may be helpful. Seek ER ifcool mist not clearing up stridor in 15 minutes, repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing child’s chest or stomach retracting, bluish lips,lethargy,drooling,neck pain,stiffness

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