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How Long Does Fever Associated With Croup Last
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
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
My son started having symptoms of croup 48 hours ago. He was diagnosed by a Dr. today. His fever is gone now. How much longer will he be contagious?
Shedding for awhile: Viral shedding, or period of contagiousness, for these types of viruses can last weeks, and are shed through the upper respiratory structures. However, since most of the shedding occurs during the time that the person is feeling very sick and febrile, let your son's behavior and overall appearance be your guide. Most daycares and schools require a 24 hour fever free period (without medications). ...Read more
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
I babysat my 3 year old nephew a few days ago and he was coughing in my face. He was in the e.r. last night and has croup. I have been very sick for days, I have barely left my bed. Fever, sore throat, coughing, jaw pain, weakness, runny nose. Now I'm hav
See doctor: and get checked and diagnosed then it can be treated, ...Read more
My son age 3 has recurrent croup never has a fever and just comes out of the blue, and always requires epi and dex to help im trying to find a trigge?
Classic croup is: caused by a virus,which causes swelling in the upper airways.There is no vaccine or way to become immune to the virus.Generally, children "outgrow" croup as their airways become larger.Or...perhaps this isn't croup, but is a form of asthma,which could be triggered by an allergen,virus,or cold weather.If he has not had an allergy workup,it may be time.Then there may be meds to take to prevent it. ...Read more
Is croup contagious to adults? My niece has it she lives upstairs and she hugged me hours before she got a fever. Am i at risk
Yes and no: Croup is triggered by several common respiratory viruses that can infect anyone at any age that is not immune.However, the response of each patient is different.Croup is a pattern that involves the rubbery and small airways of kids & primarily emerges in those 6m to 6yr. Older kids and adults tend to have a cold/cough or laryngitis with the same germ.If you had that strain as a kid you are immune ...Read more
My 3 y/o was treated for croup 10/11/12. Cough since then, fever started yesterday. Hr went from 112 to at least 140 overnight.?
My son who is 11m has every sign of croup but going on 4 days with a high fever it ranges from 101.8 to 103.7 should i be worried?
Not sure how: you are determining that your child has croup which has a characteristic stridorous respiratory breathing pattern, but stridorous respirations and fevers for 4 days warrants a look by a physician, So the short answer is yes, you might want to worry and have a doctor examine your child ...Read more
My 11 month old has croup for 7 days now and fever keeps coming back and cough is now wet and deep?
Pneumonia?: I would bring your child into the doctor's office tomorrow. These findings could be due to a mild case of pneumonia. If there is any difficulty with breathing - rapid breathing, contraction of muscles around rib cage - you should consider bringing your child to an emergency room or urgent care center sooner. ...Read more
My 9 month old developed croup thurs , had the oral steroid & fever broke on Fri but it came back sun off & on-do we go back to the dr?
My 11 month old has had croup for over a week now and her fever keeps coming back and her cough is not a deep wet cough?
My for year old has a fever and a bark like cough. She had croup about three weeks ago. Should i take her back to her pediatrician?
2yo has a croupy gross cough during the day, fever of 101.2. But at night, no croup trouble. What is this? I was sure it was a bad case of croup but..
Abx needed? 3 1/2 year old with 3 day fever spiking to 104 at nighttime s/p croup and subsequent otitis media. When to start abx?
When warrented: Fever by itself is not an indication for abx. Persistence of fever is an indication for a review of the history, thorough exam & testing if indicated. When evaluation finds a treatable condition, abx can be selected based on the agents suited for that finding and started immediately. ...Read more
Beginning stages of the croup. Some stridor and seal barking cough only when crying/coughing. Raspy. No fever. What can I do? 14m baby.
Symptomatic measures: Croup is a viral infection of the upper airway. Antibiotics will not help. Often humidified air--running the shower--or cold air will help. A lot of fluids also. If the stridor is severe or worrisome evaluation by the pediatrician is indicated. Sometimes one dose of a steroid is given to reduce the inflammation/swelling of the airway. Keeping the baby calm until this runs its course will also help ...Read more
Son has a barking cough. This would be 4th time with croup. Should I contact pediatrician again if there's no fever and isn't turning blue?
Mgt: His acute illness is most likely due to a viral infection. Humidified air with cool mist can help. Keep him well hydrated and please monitor his temperature. If he experiences any drooling or difficulty breathing a visit to the ED is indicated. Since it is recurrent, other considerations include a narrowing of the airway, which can be evaluated further. Has he had a Chest X Ray? ...Read more
Our five kids seem to have the same virus but are getting it days apart. Fever, cough, croup, vomiting - can they reinfect each other?
My son has croup and a 103 fever. We have a vaporizer and been giving him tylenol (acetaminophen). We also put him in the bathroom with steam. Anything else to do?
Watch his breathing: As long as his breathing is not labored, watch and see would be fine. ...Read more
My son had croup 2 days ago. My daughter today has a high fever, no coughing, but she vomitted once. Could it be the same virus or is it totally different. Will I have both a gastro and parainfluenza going through our home?
Likely same virus: Most probably it is the same virus infection in both the children. Only one vomit does not suggest another infection .Your daughter may start coughing later on .Coughing ,diarrhea and vomiting and fever are the common symptoms in respiratory viral infections .Watch your daughter for her symptoms and talk to your doctor . ...Read more
4 year old boy w/ croup, treated w/ prednisolone & amoxicillin. No seal cough, but dry constant cough what can I do? Started with high fever 4 days ago, then 2 days ago with "barking seal cough" after 3 doses of prednisolone & amoxicillian, he now has a
Son prescribed orapred for croup. Would he still get a fever if he developed pneumonia or sinus infection or do the steroids suppress fever?
My daughter is 10yrs old, she has had a cough and fever now for 9days, i took her to ER on day 5 where they said she had a uri/croup, her cough sounds?
Cough: 10 days of cough and fever deserves a thorough examination of the chest and perhaps a chest radiograph ...Read more
My 4y/o was diagnosed w/ croup,fever, cold. Blood work came back wbc of 3.1. Doctor said everything else was normal and due to infection? Concerns?
This can happen: While it's very common to see a high white blood cell count during an infection, it's also possible especially in children for it to be low. This is part of the body's immune response, and if all else is normal, then there is no particular concern or need for further testing. ...Read more
2yr old boy has croup. Sick for 1wk now no improvement with runny greeny yellow mucus nose & coughed up. Low grade fever. Needs to be checked again?
Yes: According to your description he might need more Rx medicines and be assessed by his doctor, goodluck ...Read more
Had head pressure,tightness in chest,fever & put on 10 days amoxicillin 500mg,,5 days prednizone & now hv croup cough. Why after taking all meds?
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