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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Croupy Cough (Overview)

Croupy cough or barking cough is a particular kind of cough with a distinctive sound that is heard where there is much narrowing of the airway at the throat. This usually occurs with infection of the vocal cords or surrounding tissues in children.


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What is clinical character of croupy cough?

What is clinical character of croupy cough?

Croup: A child may sound like a seal barking. This is due to the narrowing of the upper air way as the air passes through. Most cases of croup are of viral origin. Sometimes a drastic change in weather may bring on a croupy cough. This form of croup is usually afebrile. Viral coughs maybe accompanied by high fevers.If a child has not been immunized, has croup with high fever suspect epiglottis an emerge. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
48 doctors shared insights

Croupy Cough (Overview)

Croupy cough or barking cough is a particular kind of cough with a distinctive sound that is heard where there is much narrowing of the airway at the throat. This usually occurs with infection of the vocal cords or surrounding tissues in children.


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My son woke up with a croupy cough what is a good at home treatment?

Your telephone : Use it to call your son's doctor and find out if he is very sick, or whether this is just a virus that will go away on its own. ...Read more

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Treating a Cough (Checklist)

Try over-the-counter cough medications at the start of a cough
Daily
If the coughing persists or worsens, see a doctor promptly
Daily
If you have chest pain or shortness of breath with cough, see a doctor
Once
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Does anyone know how to get rid of a croupy cough ?

Does anyone know how to get rid of a croupy cough ?

Get seen: A dose of steroids often helps quite a bit. Seeing your doctor will help you to get that prescription. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup. ...Read more

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Croupy cough developing in my 3 yr old, how can I prevent this from getting worse?

Croupy cough developing in my 3 yr old, how can I prevent this from getting worse?

Croupy cough: Take your child to the washroom,and turn on the hot shower and have him breath in the hot steam the child for 30 minutes.use a vaporizer at night as well as elevating the mattress.Use salt water nose drops if the child's nose is running. Tea and honey may help and avoid milk because milk makes mucus ...Read more

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Treating Whooping Cough (Checklist)

Control the cough with medications and keep hydrated
Once
Finish all antibiotics, even if the patient is improving or better
Once
Assure all immunizations are up to date, and avoid newborns when sick
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Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Can you ever cough so hard you feel like passing out?

Yes: Coughing is spasms can lead to hyperventilation and near syncope (passing out). I had a patient do this at home, church and even in the urgent care. Very scary, but treatment lead to good outcome. ...Read more

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What is clinical character of croupy cough?

Croup: A child may sound like a seal barking. This is due to the narrowing of the upper air way as the air passes through. Most cases of croup are of viral origin. Sometimes a drastic change in weather may bring on a croupy cough. This form of croup is usually afebrile. Viral coughs maybe accompanied by high fevers.If a child has not been immunized, has croup with high fever suspect epiglottis an emerge. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,357 doctors shared insights

Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more