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How Long Does Hoarseness Associated With Croup Last
Progression in the past 6 days of cough from dry croup-like to hoarse deep phlegmy. More frequent now.
Worsening Cough...: Cough can be due to a number of conditions. A common cold or upper respiratory tract infection is probably the most likely cause, but poorly controlled allergies, asthma, and/or GERD can also cause issues with persistent cough. Try symptomatic management. See your primary doctor for further workup if persists. Might require a chest x-ray if symptoms concerning for pneumonia. ...Read more
Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more
My son was treated with steroids and neb treatment two weeks ago for croup. He is growing more hoarse now than before. Should I be concerned?
It depends: If the recurrent larnyngeal nerve or the superior laryngeal nerve (nerves that control your vocal cords for voice) was stretched, bruised, or mildly injured (not cut), then recovery can take weeks to months. If the nerve was cut, regardless of the reason, hoarseness may be permanent but there exceptions to this. You should see your surgeon regularly during this period. ...Read more
How long before I should see improvement in my son with croup after getting steroid shot? How long should croup last
4-8 hours: Generally steroids begin to show an effect after ~4 hours and are working well by 8 hours. If your child received Epinephrine to help him breathe, it may wear off 1-2 hours before the steroid starts to work. Dexamethasone (decadron) has been shown to be the best steroid for croup. Untreated croup tends to worsen for 3-5 days before it starts to improve (as do most viral infections). ...Read more
My daughter was diagnosed with croup. How long does last and how long does stridor last, and is phlegm associated with the croup.
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
Hoe long does parainfluenza / croup last? Had steroid shot so how long before improvement? How long keep home from school? His dr wasn't helpful :0 (
Depends: Croup symptoms generally peak 2 to 3 days after the symptoms of the viral infection begin. Viral croup usually lasts 3 to 7 days. Steroid shot usually works in a few hours and can last to up to 24 hours. If your child is still having breathing problems or feverish, then have them seen by a doctor immediately. ...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
I have had the flu for about 5 days, and now my voice is hoarse, and it goes in, and out, what could be causing this, and long will it last?
Treat it as an allergy it will last as long as you are keep getting exposed to the substances you are allergic to.
Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night.
Take non drowsy allergy medicine like Zyrtec/ Claritin/ Allegra during the day.
Take one large tablespoon of your own local farmers grown honey every day ...Read more
Yesterday my voice was hoarse & today I can't talk - my dr says its laryngitis- how long does that last & what can I do to get my voice back? Help!
See below: Viral infectiions cause the majoritty of cases of acute laryngitis. Mycoplasma and chlamydophilia infectiions are also frequent causes. Treatment is generally symptomatic ie. Voice rest, use of antitussives to stop all coughing, analgesics and humidification. Antibiotics are generally not recommended. It usually resolves in less than 7 days. ...Read more
Had endoscopy when presented to hosp after projectile vomiting blood. Breathing tube was used. I am still hoarse after 7 wks. How long does this last?
See your doctor.: I would think that any hoarseness that was present from intubation at that time should be improving by now. I would talk to your gastroenterologist or your regular doctor to check on it. Good luck. ...Read more
My voice is hoarse and it is very painful to swallow anything after throwing up yesterday from stomach flu. What caused it how long would it last?
Stomach acid: Vomiting causes the contents of the stomach to be regurgitated back up the esophagus, into the throat and mouth. The stomach contains a fair amount of acid in order to help digest food. When you vomit, this acid comes up as well, and vomiting repeatedly can irritate the esophagus and throat, which is likely what you are experiencing. Time will help but can try an anesthetic like chloraseptic too. ...Read more
At least a week: Most viruses follow the same basic pattern. Viral numbers expand exponentially until our immune systems can generate an effective response (fever is the first attempt). Antibody response to viruses takes 3-5 days and peak infectivity is usually the first week. We continue to shed virus for 1-2 weeks after. Respiratory viruses are spread by droplets which can travel up to 4 feet through the air. ...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 3 year old has had croup 8 times in the last 6 months. He also has asthma. How does asthma cause croup?
Asthma is not croup: Asthma and croup are entirely separate albeit often concomitant disorders. Asthma effects the lower airways and can be triggered by a viral infection (such as parainfluenza, a cause of croup). Croup is an upper airway (near vocal cords) infection. Often upper airway infections can trigger asthma as well but not typically the reverse. ...Read more
I've had a cough for ages (longer than 3 weeks.) sometimes it is very hoarse but mostly it's a tickle. Any ideas as to what this is?
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