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Croupy Like Cough Viral Or Allergies
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
My baby is 4month old. Has cough no nasal dscharge. I had him checkd and it's because of allergies. How to identify if it's already viral or bacterial cause?
Need more info: The answer to your question can only be answered by the baby's physician and who has examined him. ...Read more
Have coughing fits from itchy throat for five weeks. Will almost cause vomiting. Allergy meds seem not to help. Cough stems from viral tonsillitis.
Post-viral cough: It is not unusual to have a persistent cough following a viral upper respiratory infection. This can due to inflammation of the windpipe (tracheitis) or throat irritation from a post-nasal drip. Treatment may include otc cough suppressants like Robitussin dm. You may need a stronger prescription cough med or a nasal med like a steroid nasal spray for a drip. Your pmd can decide which is best. ...Read more
I had a croupy cough now phlegm, but nothing comes up. Been feeling like this for one week. How much longer will this last?
Some coughs (often viral in cause) may take weeks to resolve. Some suggestions:
1. avoid milk products since that increases mucous production
2. drink lots of fluids but avoid iced drinks for the same reason as #1 above.
3. try to get into shower at least once a day to humidify your bronchial tree and hopefully to help you cough up (expectorate) phlegm.
4. purchase black elderberry ...Read more
Croup: A child may sound like a seal barking. This is due to the narrowing of the upper air way as the air passes through. Most cases of croup are of viral origin. Sometimes a drastic change in weather may bring on a croupy cough. This form of croup is usually afebrile. Viral coughs maybe accompanied by high fevers.If a child has not been immunized, has croup with high fever suspect epiglottis an emerge. ...Read more
What to do if i always get a "croupy" cough at least one time in the winter. Could it be due to my fireplace?
Probably Not: Once a year suggests that you have an occasional viral infection.The fireplace should bother you much more often. ...Read more
7 y/o boy (with ?Asthma) cough (varies between croupy and junky), headache, low grade temp (99-101). Just a cold?
Asthma with a Cold: Call your pediatrician right away... Depending on various factors your son may need to be seen and treated more aggressively. ...Read more
Croupy cough: Croupy cough is a barking cough.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 6 y/o son went to a public pool 2day. The H2O smelled (and tasted) different than any pool we've been to. Now he has a croupy cough & I'm worried?
Ask: About the chemicals in the pool. The croupy cough may be a reaction or from an infection he picked up from another kid. All the best and stay out of the pool. ...Read more
Yes: Asthma has many symptoms that can include a cough. Typically the cough is described as dry but can also have a croupy nature. It is not uncommon to diagnose a child with recurrent croup as an asthmatic. Asthma is more likely if symptoms increased with exertion, more severe than a typical cold or associated with other asthma symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. ...Read more
Maybe both: Croup is caused by a respiratory virus, usually parainfluenzavirus, and is common in late summer & autumn. Any respiratory infection can trigger an episode of wheezing in people who have asthma so its possible to have both croup & asthma. Albuterol relieves the cough of asthma but will not help croup. So if that croupy cough doesn't respond to albuterol check in with your pediatrician. ...Read more
Should i be concerned if my son was up all night with a croupy cough, he also has asthma. Is it asthma or something else?
Asthma with croup?:
You did not say how old your son is? It is possible to have croup in addition to asthma or reactive airway disease. Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is also a possibility, particularly in children under 1 year.
Best to have a low tolerance and seek the care of your pediatrician. ...Read more
Croup vs whooping co: Croup is usually a one to two day condition. It begins suddenly and has a characteristic seal bark cough. Whooping cough usually begins asa common cold and takes several days before the cough sets in. Whooping cough usually has a three week duration. Croup is usually viral in origin whereas whooping cough is bacterial in origin. ...Read more
Croup: Try cold air or hanging in a warm steamy bathroom first. If that bad needs evaluation to see if needs a steroid. ...Read more
Croupy cough: Take your child to the washroom,and turn on the hot shower and have him breath in the hot steam the child for 30 minutes.use a vaporizer at night as well as elevating the mattress.Use salt water nose drops if the child's nose is running. Tea and honey may help and avoid milk because milk makes mucus ...Read more
Check temperature: I agree that most likely you do not have bacterial pneumonia which some patients develop following a viral infection. Viruses may cause damage to the lining of the airway. In the meantime, a humidifier and staying well hydrated, while recovering are suggested. If you have problems breathing and/or fever, please see your physician. If the cough lasts longer than 3 weeks, follow up is advised. ...Read more
I am a teacher, and I often have a child in my class who has a croupy cough. Is it very contagious?
Nutritional: I had a child with repeated episodes of life threatening croup who responded to administration of vitamin b1. This is because the nervous mechanism to the vocal chords is compromised. Vitamin b1 is very common because of all the sugar that kids are taking. Sugar is to gas in a car to the quality of vitamin b1 is to the spark plug. It sounds strange because we always think that croup is infection. ...Read more
My son is 21months old. He has a croupy cough n isnt sleepin well due to coughing n congestion shld i bring him to the doc?
My son was up all night with a croupy cough and he also has asthma. Could that be the reason why or could it be something else?
See below: The croupy cough could be classic croup or it could be an exacerbation of the asthma. There are other factors that could help distinguish the difference such as fever, wheezing and chest tightness. You did not mention your sons age but that could also alter the causes. If having difficulty breathing he should be seen by doctor. ...Read more
2yo has a croupy gross cough during the day, fever of 101.2. But at night, no croup trouble. What is this? I was sure it was a bad case of croup but..
4 yr old had paraflu had croupy bad cough got predisolone cough is better lil fevershould I stop using it because of the side effects I'm sick now too?
Had influenza A couple weeks ago, symptoms gone except now have croupy hard cough. Normal for upper back soreness?
Yes: you could get back soreness from coughing. Sometimes cough lingers after a viral infection has resolved. Typically goes away in few weeks. If the pain is excessive you can see if some pain medications help. However, if cough gets worse you may want to see your PCP. Until the cough resolves you may have some muscle aches in the back. ...Read more
My son is 5 and has a croupy cough.
Can I use Duolin respules and then Pulmicort respules after? Or just the one? Thanks
5 yr old coughed all night long sounds like a deep almost croupy cough he isn't fevering is he ok to go to school ? When should he go to doctor ?
Today: Talk your son to the doctor today. He should not go to school. ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more