Top
10
Doctor insights on: Acute Spasmodic Croup

Share
1

1
Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor , RSV . Thought to be what I have . Normal chest X-ray , CT scan normal blood ox normal.Help. What test do next?

Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor , RSV . Thought to be what I have . Normal chest X-ray , CT scan normal blood ox normal.Help. What test do next?

Possible rx: If you have an acute infection, the symptoms most likely will resolve without need for further testing. If you have had symptoms for three or more weeks, a secondary infection, antibiotics may be used to treat a specific bacterial infection; prolonged inflammation is treatable with aerosolized steroids. These are some possible management options. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Mark Diamond
252 doctors shared insights

Croup (Definition)

Croup is a description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial tracheitis or spasmodic croup. Common symptoms are: cough, inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, barking cough, sore ...Read more


2

2
Do adults get croup?

Do adults get croup?

Yes: Adults can become infected with same virus that caused their child’s croup. However, adults and older children have larger airways, and illness is usually mild and can seem more like a cold. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
3

3
How can I treat croup?

How can I treat croup?

See your doctor: A single dose of steroids often helps the child clear this sooner. Seeing your doctor insures the proper diagnosis and will get you the prescription that you need. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
What is croup and how do I treat it?

Croup treatment: Croup is a viral infection that can usually be managed at home, although it's reassuring to have a doctor examine your child. I instruct my parents to use a vaporizer, increasing the humidity as much as possible. If that's not enough, make a 'tent' with sheets around the bed and position the vaporizer in the tent. Carefully secure the sheets! going outside, in the cold air may break a spell. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
What are some of the tests for Croup?

There aren't ...: Croup is commonly a childhood illness of barking cough, hoarse voice, noisy breathing (stridor). It is caused by viral infection of the larynx / trachea which causes swelling and the above symptoms. Diagnosis is clinical, there are no specific tests. More severe cases (noisy breathing, increased rate / work of breathing) should be assessed by Dr for consideration of oral steroid medication. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
6

6
Is it possible to have croup at 8 yrs?

Yes: The resonant honk or croup sound can be a feature of several upper airway problems that are similar to traditional croup.It does happen occasionally in older kids.I remember one dramatic case that affected the 8yo child of one of my supervising residents during residency. I recall he had a deeper respect for the illness after the event.A proper exam is needed for proper dx. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
What are the symptoms of Croup disease?

Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus and causes cough and URI sympoms. Cough tends to be worse at night and sound barky like a seal. Treatment if symptoms are minor are steamy shower or cool air outside. If symptoms are severe nebulized medications or oral/intramuscular steroids may be needed. Fever and sore throat may be present. ...Read more

8

8
Is there a shot to help reduce the croup?

Is there a shot to help reduce the croup?

No prevention shot: Croup (ltb or laryngotracheobronchitis) falls into three basic categories: viral (most common), allergic (sometimes called spasmodic) and bacterial (rare and life-threatening). The most common shot to help with croup treatment is Decadron (dexamethasone) which is a steroid to help reduce swelling. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
9

9
Should I be worried if my child has croup?

Should I be worried if my child has croup?

Get child to doctor: If my child had croup, i would immediately take him or her to the pediatrician. It may not be croup, but if it is, it could be dangerous. Don't worry, but get to the pediatrician now. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
Should a child be giving medicine for croup?

Should a child be giving medicine for croup?

Mostly treat symptom: Croup or laryngotracheobronchitis is a upper respiratory infection of viral origin and as such is normally self-limiting. A child with croup is generally treated for his symptoms, much like other upper respiratory infections. However, if the child displays severe symptoms, such as very difficult breathing, or cyanosis (blue complexion), then they should be examined by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer