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My baby had croup 2 weeks ago. She still has cough. Now has mucus in diaper. Is this pale yellow mucus from cthe croup virus or another virus?
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
5 month old caught a croup like virus from our 2 year old.What should I do he gets a coughing fit during the night? He has mild congenital b+l malacia
See below: Broncho and laryngomalacia is made worse when there is an increased effort in breathing. With the croup you want to control fever, and can expose to cool air or warm mist if worsens at night. If there is persistent noisy breathing when the baby is comfortable or asleep then you should seek medical attention. ...Read more
I always get croup cough a week before I get a virus or cold! It's like my own personal alarm! Why is this???
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
I feel croup when Montelukast effect is at end. I had some influenza 5 months ago. Montelukast helps. Can Montelukast treat parainfluenza virus?
Montelukast: Montelukast is a preventative asthma medication and also used for allergy control. Your 'Croup" symptoms may actually be asthma or allergy symptoms - there is this type of both conditions. So when this is wearing off, your symptoms reappear. This medication does not treat parainfluenza virus, but may minimize some of the associated airway symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 year old son has the croup. My 86 year old father is very sick in the hospital. How likely is it that i will transfer the virus to my father. ?
Not probable: But you could wear a mask and not touch your father. Visiting him at a "distance" may be uncomfortable, but better safe than sorry. Hope your son and dad are both better soon. ...Read more
Our five kids seem to have the same virus but are getting it days apart. Fever, cough, croup, vomiting - can they reinfect each other?
My son had croup 2 days ago. My daughter today has a high fever, no coughing, but she vomitted once. Could it be the same virus or is it totally different. Will I have both a gastro and parainfluenza going through our home?
Likely same virus: Most probably it is the same virus infection in both the children. Only one vomit does not suggest another infection .Your daughter may start coughing later on .Coughing ,diarrhea and vomiting and fever are the common symptoms in respiratory viral infections .Watch your daughter for her symptoms and talk to your doctor . ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers