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How Long Does Cough Associated With Croup Last
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
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
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
My 3-1/2 yrs old son got croup with woughping cough 2nd time in last 4 months. Is it something to worry about?
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 is 4yrs old and had a fever of 105.5 2 days ago. She had a cough for several days before it but no other symptoms until the fever began. Her fever lasted about 12 hours, it broke and then she was fine other than the croup cough. Now 24 hours l
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Son was diagnosed with croup (tentatively). His cough is mostly gone after only 3 1/2 days. Is this normal for croup?
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