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what cough medicine should i give my son for croup?

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Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
31 years experience Pediatrics
See below:: The current cornerstones of treatment in the urgent care clinics or emergency departments are corticosteroids and nebulized epinephrine; steroids have proven beneficial in severe, moderate, and even mild croup. In the straightforward cases of croup, antibiotics are not prescribed, as the primary cause is viral. Of note: little evidence supports the clinical efficacy of cool mist.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016

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