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Can Adults Catch Croup From Children
Yes: RSV may be acquired at any age. It is especially severe in its presentation among patients who are already ill. The elderly population is also vulnerable. To prevent the spread of RSV, good hand washing and wiping off surfaces with anti-bacterial wipes is helpful. PRMG/Pediatrics/CA ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Droplet: Exposure to the nasal secretions or cough of an infected person can pass it to you.It is passed with droplet (inhaled particles) or direct inoculation (contaminated fingers to nose or mouth. You incubate it for quite a while before ever having recognized cough.Your source may never have symptoms before they pass it to you. ...Read more
If vaccination protects children from diseases, why can an unvaccinated child infect a vaccinated child?
Vaccines seldom 100%: The protection provided by vaccines can approach 100% in some cases but not all. Infected kids spread their diseases to infants that are too young to be vaccinated, those that have not completed a full vaccine series or those whose immune system fails to have a full benefit from the vaccine.A measles outbreak in houston was traced to air travelers entering from abroad, 1/3 vaccinated, 2/3 not. ...Read more
Do people who had meningitis as a child usually end up suffering from learning disabilities as an adult?
I'm wondering why are adults more likely to get pneumonia from chicken pox (varicella pneumonia) than children are?
Because.: Many illnesses that are mild when they occur in childhood are more more severe when contracted as an adult. It may be that the immune response is over-reactive in the adult organism & that this hyper-response is at least partially responsible for the severity of symptoms in adults. Mononucleosus is typically worse when occurring in adults and adolescent. In younger children its just like a cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unfortunately yes : But they can ALSO die if they receive treatment early. Despite best medical effort, if the bacteria is resistant to the antibiotic, or if it is a virus that doesn't respond to abx, then a patient may die from severe pneumonia because the lungs are unable to bring oxygen to the blood. I hope this hasn't already happened to someone you know! ...Read more
Yes: If they never had them as a kid they can get them as an adult. Most (80%) who don't recall having them as a kid have blood test evidence that they did have them in the past. However, adult chickenpox is quite worrisome with some developing a fatal pneumonia and many quite sick with the illness. ...Read more
Can: Tb is an easily transmitted disease from individual to individual, particular in circumstances when they are together in a closed space, like a school. ...Read more
See below: Most likely an adult who had not already had that strain of RSV (which is less likely), would have cold symptoms or flu like symptoms. Most often, only infants and small children have respiratory difficulty but pneumonias are not impossible - but that would be secondary to the other symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hypersalivation: Causes of saliva overproduction include pregnancy, excessive starch intake, gastroesophageal reflux disease, pancreatitis, liver disease, serotonin syndrome, oral ulcers, and oral infections. Medications that can cause saliva overproduction include clozapine, pilocarpine, ketamine, and potassium chlorate. Toxins can also cause hypersalivation. These include mercury, copper, organophosphates, and arsenic. ...Read more
Immunize!!: In epiglottitis, symptoms can include sore throat, difficulty swallowing, fever, muffled voice, and airway obstruction (life-threatening). If you suspect epiglottitis in someone, they need to be seen at the hospital immediately. Since the hib (hemophilus influenzae b) vaccine became part of the regular immunization schedule, epiglottitis in children has become much more rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could an adult carry on his hands, chicken pox germs from infected children to other uninfected children?
Is RSV contagious from children to adults to children? We will visit grand child 7 months diagnosed with rsv. After a few days we will then visit other grandchildren ages 5, 3, 1 in another household. Will we be contagious? Can we infect the othe
Yes but.....: RSV is the main cause of the human cold during RSV season.It is a germ that generates poor if any immunity if you catch it, and humans are often reinfected every year or two. It can be spread by droplets (in air) or on your hands.If you catch it you can spread it for days and weeks afterward. It is more worrisome to kids below 16 lb than those that are larger.Good hand washing helps reduce spread ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Adult croup: Croup is by definition hoarseness, stridor (the sound of air moving through an obstruction), and hoarseness. Generally croup is an illness of childhood.There is one fixed area in the airway called the subglottis. Kids get croup because this area is small and when is swells in reponse to inflammation/infection, the area becomes more narrow. If you have a persisent barky cough, see a physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Virus yes, Sx no: The croup is a description of a group of similar respiratory illnesses that come to a common symptom.The deep cough of the 6m to 8yo sounds like a seal bark.The process is triggered by a variety of viruses that commonly cause uri's or laryngitis in adults.The reason for the barking noise is the vibrations made by the kids rubbery airway during a cough.The adult airway is to stiff to vibrate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Croup: Croup is usually casued by a virus and is usually seen during the winter season. If a child has croup like symptoms during the wrong season or has recurrent croup, her/his airway may need to be evaluated by flexibel bronchoscopy to make sure that there are no structural abnormalities of the upper airway (congenital or acquired). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Croup is a common in young children whose airways are rubbery & can make frightful noise with a forcefull cough. Several different viruses are implicated and recurrence over several seasons is common. Spasmotic croup is related to asthma & may recurr more.Your pediatrician should help you sort our your childs pattern so meds can be used if indicated. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
Viral illness: Croup is usually viral illness affecting upper airway that is self limited. Most cases of viral croup are mild and can be treated at home. Usually with barking type of cough. Should consult physician to evaluate child for degree of respiratory difficulty and confirm diagnosis. Sometimes necessary to add steroids to albuterol and humidifier therapy if difficulty breathing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is croup contagious to adults? My niece has it she lives upstairs and she hugged me hours before she got a fever. Am i at risk
Yes and no: Croup is triggered by several common respiratory viruses that can infect anyone at any age that is not immune.However, the response of each patient is different.Croup is a pattern that involves the rubbery and small airways of kids & primarily emerges in those 6m to 6yr. Older kids and adults tend to have a cold/cough or laryngitis with the same germ.If you had that strain as a kid you are immune ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My Neice has Croup, my parents spent the holidays with her, will my parents be likely to pass the germ to my children? its been 2 days
38y/o m.Living in the us for 6 years (born uk).My children recently got diagnosed with croup and i'm feeling very 'off'. Possible i've got virus too?
Yes: Croup is very transmittable and adults can get it many times just like kids since there are many strains. Adults usually don't have the croupy cough but you can still have fevers, sore throat, congestion, cough and feel miserable. I've had croup (as a pediatrician, at least 20 times in my career). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Adult croup .Hi I am a 42 yr old female in good health since 2012 I have been getting croup and tracheitis . I have been on steroid 3 times since octo?
My 1 yr old keeps getting sick, throat sores and croup. He is not around other children, Just found tons of black mold in vents. Is this causing it?
Can't say: Of the hundreds of strains of dark mold only one is actually toxic. A proper analysis can determine the risk of what you found. You otherwise need to find and eliminate the source of moisture that sustains the mold and eliminate it.Your kid is around you & you can bring home germs that may not give you symptoms. The kid also goes with you to exposure areas.. ...Read more
I nursed a baby whom has croup yesterday. He coughed in my face. Today I have a sore throat, stuffy nose, a feeling of fullness in my throat and fatigue. Is it possible that adults could get croup? I haven't caughed yet...
Germ yes/croup no: Croup is a syndrome marked by the noisy cough/croup made by the rubbery airways of an infant/child. By age 8-9 the airways have firmed up and are no longer capable of the vibration /noise production. Adults can get the virus & usually have a URI/laryngitis or other related symptoms. ...Read more
Seal Bark: Croup is an inflammation and swelling of the trachea (windpipe) and larynx (voice box). It is usually caused by a virus and lasts 5-6 days. Croup is common during the winter and spring and typically affects children age five or younger. Children typically develop a croupy seal- like barky cough. If more severe, a child will develop stridor (a raspy breath) when breathing in. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A Cold Varient: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning. It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child. Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside. More severe breathing trouble needs seen ASAP in the local ER. The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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