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Can Adults Get Croup Cough
I always get croup cough a week before I get a virus or cold! It's like my own personal alarm! Why is this???
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
Doctor listened to my lungs and said i was not wheezing but based on my cough noise he said i had bronchitis and croup. Why didn't i get an xray?
No need: Because it won't show anything.Get a more detailed answer ›
Croup: Croup is an acute infection, not chronic. Croup can be severe the first 2-3 days then slowly gets better. Use a humidifier, mist up the bathroom, take your child out in the cold air. You said it won't go away, how long has he had it? Your child may have something else. Schedule an appointment with your child's doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son was diagnosed with croup (tentatively). His cough is mostly gone after only 3 1/2 days. Is this normal for croup?
My 3-1/2 yrs old son got croup with woughping cough 2nd time in last 4 months. Is it something to worry about?
5 y/o being treated for croup, cough is getting worse- but more bronchitis than croup. Is this to be expected? Croup 3X this year.
Mgt/ workup: Croup may recur and is caused by a number of viruses. I would suggest seeing your pediatric lung specialist.In addition, airway structural changes, foreign body aspiration and persistent inflammation of the airway may be related to the symptoms. A virtual appointment is also available. Making a recording of the sound and noting when it is worse, will help in the diagnosis. ...Read more
My daughters cough os out of control. Not sure if its an asmal/ broncitus related or if cold. Croup is ruled out by dr's. No meds have worked so far?
See below:: The current cornerstones of treatment in the urgent care clinics or emergency departments are corticosteroids and nebulized epinephrine; steroids have proven beneficial in severe, moderate, and even mild croup. In the straightforward cases of croup, antibiotics are not prescribed, as the primary cause is viral. Of note: little evidence supports the clinical efficacy of cool mist. ...Read more
None: Cough medicine is not recommended in general for young children and not indicated for classic croup. If the child has concerning croup symptoms they should be seen by physician as they may require other medications such as steroids. Cool air and warm moist air can both also decrease symptoms. ...Read more
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