A 24-year-old female asked:
hi i suffer from barking cough most often and also have chest pain. but i don't cough while asleep. can it be croup. please help me?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Kerrie Pinkney answered
26 years experience Palliative Care
Not likely: At your age croup doesn't occur. Could be asthma-most likely; or a psychogenic cough or vocal cord dysfunction. If just over past few weeks, could be pertussis as well. Please see a doctor. Pulmonologist would be helpful. Hope you are better soon.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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