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My daughter was diagonsed with croup last week her nose is stll runny her bark cough is gone but still has a cough how long will this last? She is six

My daughter was diagonsed with croup last week her nose is stll runny her bark cough is gone but still has a cough how long will this last? She is six

Croup: Croup is usually self-limiting, lasting 5-7 days, but as with any other respiratory infections, cough is usually the last symptom to go away. Postinfectious cough can last up to several weeks, and it can trigger brochospasm especially if the child has asthma. Croup can be complicated by pneumonia or pulmonary edema. It would be a good idea to take her to a pediatrician if her cough is severe. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Croup (Definition)

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


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How long is croup contagious? My son drank out nieces cup who had it last wk. Her fever is gone and she's back at school. Still has a cough. Worry?

How long is croup contagious? My son drank out nieces cup who had it last wk. Her fever is gone and she's back at school. Still has a cough. Worry?

Unlikely...: Though one may contract a virus by touching a contaminated surface and then touching the eyes, nose or mouth, the timing of your niece's illness makes it unlikely. Croup is usually caused by a virus infection, most often a parainfluenza virus. After the third day of symptoms, a patient will begin to clinically improve.The cough may in itself represent a post-viral cough that may persist for weeks. ...Read more

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Anyone heard of a long lasting fever that comes and goes w/ croup type cough?

Anyone heard of a long lasting fever that comes and goes w/ croup type cough?

See a doctor: Cough and fever is not normal and may suggest serious issues which rapid diagnosis and management may resolve effectively. Do not wait, but see somebody asap. ...Read more

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My daughter was sent home last night with croup. Her cough amd breathing have gotten worse and her temp keeps coming back. Also she isnt wetting diape?

My daughter was sent home last night with croup. Her cough amd breathing have gotten worse and her temp keeps coming back. Also she isnt wetting diape?

Resp. Distress: Sounds like dehydration with respiratory difficulty. Babies tend to have decreased oral intake when they can't breathe. Also fevers add to dehydration. You need to take her to er for evaluation and hydration, now. ...Read more

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What is the difference between croup and a regular cough?

What is the difference between croup and a regular cough?

Characteristic cough: Croup is typically caused by a number of viruses and has a characteristic barky cough. The quality of the cough is similar to a seal barking. ...Read more

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Help my son's cough wont go away! is croup. Middle of night?

Help my son's cough wont go away! is croup. Middle of night?

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 more

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My child has asthma & the croup cough, what do I do?

My child has asthma & the croup cough, what do I do?

See doctor: You will need to see your doctor since this may be a signal that his asthma is getting worse. ...Read more

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