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Adult Croup Treatment
Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling).See 2 more doctor answers
Croup: The fastest treatment is aerosolized epinephrine. This will rapidly shrink airway swelling. It is normally on administered in ers. Another treatment is either oral or injected steroids to shrink the swelling. Those are prescribed or administered by you doctor. At home treatments are steam from a shower, or cold air exposure.
Self resolving: Croup is caused by a number of viruses, and no specific curative antibiotics are curative. 'Treatment' is supportive, meaning interventions are aimed to improve comfort and avoid complications. That being said, one could reasonable say that all otherwise healthy children should recover from croup without 'treatment'.
Croup: Home therapy using a humidifier, can treat mild to moderate croup. Regardless of treatment, symptoms usually improve gradually within 2 to 5 days. If croup is severe or has'nt responded to this medicine may be used to reduce airway swelling. These are usually given in a doctor's office or an emergency room and may include steroids and epinephrine.
Take to doctor: Although you can place the child in a highly humidified atmosphere by firmly closing the bathroom door and turning on the very hot water to create steam, the best thing to do would be to have them seen by a pediatrician to make sure of what you are dealing with and how they would prefer to treat it.See 1 more doctor answer
My son was treated with steroids and neb treatment two weeks ago for croup. He is growing more hoarse now than before. Should I be concerned?
If mild: Croup is usually mild illness managed at home. Help with cool m? ist, placing child near vaporizerI if you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in child’s bedroom may be helpful. Seek ER if cool mist not clearing up stridor in 15 minutes, repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing child’s chest or stomach retracting, bluish lips, lethargy, drooling, neck pain, stiffnessSee 2 more doctor answers
Croup: croup is a viral infection that effects the teaches- the main airway we breath through. It presents with barking cough, with or without fever. some kids can have stridor in severe croup. Treatment will involve - taking the child to your doctor -Moist air and Oxygen will help - doctor may give steroids to reduce airway swelling. - enough fluids, use paracetamole for fever -Prop up childs headSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold mist helps: Croup it is caused by different kind of viruses. The symptoms varie from hoarse voice to a more severe form with fever and stridor, an inspiratory noise due to the swelling of the airway. Cold mist (with or without oxygen) can help, but for the more severe cases children might require racemic epinephrine nebulization and steroids.
My 2 year old gave my one month old croop. He coughs very bad. No fever. Any treatment available?
See the pediatrician: Or go to the ER, one month old with severe cough needs to be assessed ASAP, best wishes
Could RSV turn into croup. My 4month old has RSV he has had a cough 4 a while but now it sounds like a bark it gets better after breathing treatments?
3 month old baby's third week of RSV. Now cough sounds like croup although she's been receiving albuterol-nebulizer treatments (6x/day for 4 days, 3x/?
Hang in there!: We usually try albuterol treatments for RSV in babies. About one third of babies respond. As long as she is not spiking a fever now and her breathing is stable, she has 3 wet diapers daily, hang in there another week. Start to finish, this is a month long illness! Keep all your followup appointments with her pediatrician. I'm glad she's doing well at home! You are doing a great job!
Can I administer Orapred (3 ml 2/day) along with breathing treatments (Budesonide or Albuterol)? Baby had croup but now cough sounds rattly.
Yes: Croup is usually triggered by one of several upper respiratory viruses that are all contageous. However, the croup like illness is rather age specific, occuring most fro age 6 m to 6 yr. Older kids or adults tend to have cold like symptoms or laryngitis if they get the germ. If a person has been infected by that virus strain before they would be immune.
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