A 53-year-old member asked:
What can i do to relieve my baby's croup-related discomfort?
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
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.
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Pediatrics 25 years experience
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Nuclear Medicine 52 years experience
If mild: Croup is usually mild illness managed at home. Help with cool mist, 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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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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