A 37-year-old member asked:
my little boy got a cough that sounds like a seal and a fever of 102.9 should i be concerned. ?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Chethan Sarabu answered
9 years experience Pediatrics
See his pediatrician: This sounds like croup, a viral infection of the throat including the voice box. It is not life-threatening and usually will resolve on it's own. There can be more serious complications and so its a good idea to have your son's pediatrician examine him. If it is more serious then there are medications that will help him recover. Watch: http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more.
Answered on Sep 12, 2015
Dr. Willa Terry answered
31 years experience Pediatrics
See the doctor: It sounds like your son has croup, a condition that is usually triggered by a virus which causes swelling around the vocal cords, and a harsh, barking cough that sounds like a seal. Combined with a high fever, croup can be a serious illness. You should take your child to his doctor’s office, or an urgent care center or emergency room for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Jun 28, 2013
Dr. John Engel answered
53 years experience Pediatrics
Steroids: A barky, croupy cough can be quite serious, it is caused by an irritation at the level of the larynx and a swelling there can cause severe breathing difficulty, steroids, especially by injection are very efficacious in treatment.Antibiotics may also be indicated in certain cases.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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