A 36-year-old member asked:
What could make a baby's cough sound croupy (that isn't croup) only lasting an hour or so. dry throat? second time toddler woke w scary cough.
3 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Sounds like croup: Croup is a barking (croupy) cough that is often worse at night (not all the time, necessarily). Mild croup is a viral illness that lasts for 4-7 days and is typically more distressing than serious. Look for signs that your kiddo is having trouble breathing as that means you may need to get them to the er right away.
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Family Medicine 28 years experience
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Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Asthmatics may have a cough which may sound croupy. An assessment for asthma is indicated and HTMG offers virtual consultations. Please also check with your Pediatrician. Watch for coughing fits, fever, and rapid breathing. Immunizations should be current.
Answered Apr 20, 2021
Last updated Apr 20, 2021
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