Top
20
Doctor insights on: Croupy Cough

Share
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
50 doctors shared insights

Croupy Cough (Overview)

Croupy cough is a barking cough.


1

1
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
50 doctors shared insights

Croupy Cough (Overview)

Croupy cough is a barking cough.


2

2
My son woke up with a croupy cough what is a good at home treatment?

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

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
<b>1</b> doctor agreed:
3

3
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
4

4
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

See 3 more doctor answers
5

5
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

6

6
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
Once
8

8
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

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
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

12

12
What to do if i always get a "croupy" cough at least one time in the winter. Could it be due to my fireplace?

Probably Not: Once a year suggests that you have an occasional viral infection.The fireplace should bother you much more often. ...Read more

13

13
How to get rid of a croupy cough?

How to get rid of a croupy cough?

Proper diagnosis: A croupy cough can be from asthma, and it needs to be treated properly. You need to see your doctor about it. ...Read more

14

14
Is a croupy cough ever an asthma symptom?

Is a croupy cough ever an asthma symptom?

Yes: Asthma has many symptoms that can include a cough. Typically the cough is described as dry but can also have a croupy nature. It is not uncommon to diagnose a child with recurrent croup as an asthmatic. Asthma is more likely if symptoms increased with exertion, more severe than a typical cold or associated with other asthma symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness. ...Read more

15

15
What can I do to get rid of a croupy cough?

What can I do to get rid of a croupy cough?

Steamy shower: Steamy shower is one of the best ways to soothe a croupy cough. Cough medicines tend to not be very helpful for this, unfortunately. ...Read more

16

16
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

See 3 more doctor answers
17

17
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

18

18
My son was up all night with a croupy cough, he also has asthma. Is it asthma or something else?

Maybe both: Croup is caused by a respiratory virus, usually parainfluenzavirus, and is common in late summer & autumn. Any respiratory infection can trigger an episode of wheezing in people who have asthma so its possible to have both croup & asthma. Albuterol relieves the cough of asthma but will not help croup. So if that croupy cough doesn't respond to albuterol check in with your pediatrician. ...Read more

See 3 more doctor answers
19

19
Should i be concerned if my son was up all night with a croupy cough, he also has asthma. Is it asthma or something else?

Should i be concerned if my son was up all night with a croupy cough, he also has asthma. Is it asthma or something else?

Asthma with croup?: You did not say how old your son is? It is possible to have croup in addition to asthma or reactive airway disease. Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is also a possibility, particularly in children under 1 year. Best to have a low tolerance and seek the care of your pediatrician. ...Read more

20

20
I had a croupy cough now phlegm, but nothing comes up. Been feeling like this for one week. How much longer will this last?

I  had a croupy cough now phlegm, but nothing comes up.  Been feeling like this for one week. How much longer will this last?

Cough: Some coughs (often viral in cause) may take weeks to resolve. Some suggestions: 1. avoid milk products since that increases mucous production 2. drink lots of fluids but avoid iced drinks for the same reason as #1 above. 3. try to get into shower at least once a day to humidify your bronchial tree and hopefully to help you cough up (expectorate) phlegm. 4. purchase black elderberry ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
3,539 doctors shared insights

Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


Dr. Creighton Wright
71 doctors shared insights

Barking Cough (Definition)

A barking cough is a symptom in which a child's cough sounds like a seal's barking. It is called croup and is usually caused by a viral infection in the larynx (voice box area). Adults with similar viral infections don't cough the barking sound because adults ...Read more