A 22-year-old female asked about a male:
son has a barking cough. this would be 4th time with croup. should i contact pediatrician again if there's no fever and isn't turning blue?
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt: His acute illness is most likely due to a viral infection. Humidified air with cool mist can help. Keep him well hydrated and please monitor his temperature. If he experiences any drooling or difficulty breathing a visit to the ED is indicated. Since it is recurrent, other considerations include a narrowing of the airway, which can be evaluated further. Has he had a Chest X Ray?
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Urgent Care 19 years experience
Observe: If the only symptom is a barking cough I would observe. Croup is an inflammation of the upper respiratory tree and can be mild. If your child develops a snorting , gagging sound called stridor and appears having trouble breathing he should be evaluated at the ER. Otherwise over the counter cough syrup and cool mist would be recommended. Good luck
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Last updated Dec 20, 2015
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