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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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Dr. Sue Ferranti
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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


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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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My ribs have been hurting and I've got a wheezy/croupy cough. What could be wrong?

My ribs have been hurting and I've got a wheezy/croupy cough. What could be wrong?

You could have: bronchitis, pneumonia, an exacerbation of asthma or something more serious. You may just have a viral bronchitis or upper respiratory infection. Please see your doctor to be examined in order to get the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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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

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I am a teacher, and I often have a child in my class who has a croupy cough. Is it very contagious?

I am a teacher, and I often have a child in my class who has a croupy cough.  Is it very contagious?

Nutritional: I had a child with repeated episodes of life threatening croup who responded to administration of vitamin b1. This is because the nervous mechanism to the vocal chords is compromised. Vitamin b1 is very common because of all the sugar that kids are taking. Sugar is to gas in a car to the quality of vitamin b1 is to the spark plug. It sounds strange because we always think that croup is infection. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Croupy Cough (Definition)

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 ...Read more