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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 diagnosed with croup. How long does last and how long does stridor last, and is phlegm associated with the croup.

Croup: Generally 3-4 days and improves with a one time dose of steroids; Deaxamathasone which may be repeated in 2 days if uncared. Breathing treatment are available for more rapid resolution of symptoms. Elevate her head and keep the room cool and not too dry. All the beast. Read more

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Croup (Definition)

A description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial ...Read more


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Could croup present without cough but with a stridor lasting three weeks?

Could croup present without cough but with a stridor lasting three weeks?

Unlikely: Croup has a very characteristic cough. And, it normally lasts about 5 days. Stridor is concerning for an airway abnormality and should be evaluated. Read more

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My daughter has had croup with stridor for more then a week. They had admitted her in the hospital over night. Even when she sleeps I here the stridor?

My daughter has had croup with stridor for more then a week. They had admitted her in the hospital over night. Even when she sleeps I here the stridor?

Croup: Most kids with this are not seriously ill, but symptoms can last several weeks. Humidify the air so secretions can be coughed up, lots of oral fluids, close monitoring to make sure she is not exhausting herself. If she develops fever or other symptoms not present initially she may be having secondary bacterial infection and will need to see a pediatrician again. Hope she is better soon. Read more

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Beginning stages of the croup. Some stridor and seal barking cough only when crying/coughing. Raspy. No fever. What can I do? 14m baby.

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

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Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor, RSV. Thought to be what I have. Normal chest X-ray, CT scan normal blood ox normal. Help. What test do next?

Acute tracheobronchitis, croup, stridor, RSV. Thought to be what I have. Normal chest X-ray, CT scan normal blood ox normal. Help. What test do next?

Possible rx: If you have an acute infection, the symptoms most likely will resolve without need for further testing. If you have had symptoms for three or more weeks, a secondary infection, antibiotics may be used to treat a specific bacterial infection; prolonged inflammation is treatable with aerosolized steroids. These are some possible management options. Read more

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If you have had stridor after extubation is your chances of it happening again increased?

If you have had stridor after extubation is your chances of it happening again increased?

Quite common: Laryngeal edema is common cause of airway obstruction after extubation in intensive care patients and is thought to arise from direct mechanical trauma to larynx by the endotracheal tube. Sometimes edema associated with difficult intubation. If anatomy different, and intubation continues to be difficult, can have recurrent laryngeal edema. Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of stridor?

What's the best treatment to get rid of stridor?

See a doctor: Stridor is usually caused by swelling of the vocal cords or the nearby tissues of the airway and larynx. This can be dangerous or deadly if it triggers a laryngospasm. Prednisone or some other steroid treatment is the most effective to get the swelling down. In urgent or emergent cases Epinephrine in a nebulizer can be used as well. Read more

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What is stridor?

Airway noise: Stridor usually noise made by air passing through narrowed, obstructed or floppy airway. Stridor can be inspiratory or exhalatory. Most inspiratory stridor is in larynx or proximal trachea. Some exhalatory noise in trachea ususally from soft airway tracheomalacia. Both inspiratory and exhalatory (biphasic) can be in airway just below vocal cords (subglottic trachea).Wheeze sound lower airway asthma Read more

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How much should I worry about stridor?

A lot...: True stridor is considered a medical emergently since it represents an airway which is closing. If a patient truly has strider, 911 should be called and the person taken immediately to the nearest er. A tube may need to be placed in the airway so that artificial ventilation can be done while the etiology is diagnosed and treated. Stridor can be life-threatening and even fatal. Read more

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Can a person have stridor with a trach?

Complications: Complications related to chronic tracheostomy such as granulation tissue, stenosis, or web will cause stridor following extubation. Airway should be evaluated by imaging or endoscopy before extubating patient to avoid subsequent ventilation problemsl. Read more

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What are possible causes for stridor in adults?

Several causes: Toxic gas inhalation, acute epiglottitis, inhaled foreign body laryngeal tumors pharyngeal tumors, paratracheal compression by enlarged lymph nodes, vocal cord palsy, granulation tissue in airway from previous intubation or tracheostomy are few causes. Something that causes partial obstruction to airway. Read more

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Please tell me what are some possible causes for stridor in adults?

Some causes: Acute: Airway trauma, laryngitis usually viral, shock or anaphylaxis, aspiration of foreign body, epiglottitis, and inhalation of smoke or noxious materials. Chronic: Laryngeal tumor, chronic infection and granulomatous disease TB, Wegener's, rheumatoid arthritis, extrinsic tumors pressing on airway, chronic intubation. Read more

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I started getting stridor a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

I started getting stridor a couple of days ago. Will I be back to normal by next week?

Have it checked: Stridor is a sign that airflow in the neck is restricted. This could be serious. See your doctor or go to the emergency room. Read more

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Do doctors see a lot of patients with stridor?

Common in children: Croup is common in children 6 months to 6 years during spring and fall, usually caused by virus such as parainfluenza. Croup accounts for 15 percent of respiratory tract infections among children in pediatric practice. Read more

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How do they relieve stridor in tracheostomy patient?

How do they relieve stridor in tracheostomy patient?

Trach solves: Stridor is essentially noisy breathing. Usually a tracheotomy bypasses the problem. If the person still has stridor with a trach, as the questioner asks, then there is blockage in the trach. Mucus plug, trach is too small, collapse, granuloma, etc are all common causes of tracheal obstruction. This is not usually called stridor however. The questioner may really be asking why trachs work? Read more

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If a laryngomalacia stridor reappears in a 1 year old is a bad prognosis?

If a laryngomalacia stridor reappears in a 1 year old is a bad prognosis?

Probably Not: If it totally disappeared and reappeared then an evaluationis probably necessary by your pediatrician or a pediatric ENT specialist. Bad progn osis? Unlikely, but probably more annoying. Read more

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Newborn has stridor what do I do? Dr. said we will just wait and see and don't be concerned it usually goes away on its own I am scared

Newborn has stridor what do I do? Dr. said we will just wait and see and don't be concerned it usually goes away on its own I am scared

Value of a visit: The airway of an infant is soft & stiffens with age. In a few it becomes more rubbery in the early weeks & they fit a condition called laryngomalacia (soft voice box). They often crow and sound scary, but they supply their body with oxygen, feed, and play. If you are afraid of your baby get a 2nd opinion. You did what you're suppose to, and saw the doc. You didn't get your questions answered Read more

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Severe stridor and respiratory distress. What is the immediate management?

Severe stridor and respiratory distress. What is the immediate management?

Tube: If there is truly stridor, the patient needs immediate intubation and artificial ventilation. The respiratory distress will rapidly worsen. Read more

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What are the differences between stridor and wheezing?

What are the differences between stridor and wheezing?

Breathing noises: Stridor noise made by air passing through narrowed, obstructed or floppy airway. Stridor can be inspiratory or exhalatory. Most inspiratory stridor is in larynx/ prox. Trachea. Some exhalatory noise in trachea ususally tracheomalacia. Both inspiratory and exhalatory (biphasic) can be in airway just below vocal cords. Wheezing high-pitched whistling sound made while exhaling commonly asthma/bronchiolitis Read more

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Newborn has stridor I'm worried took him to dr. And he said its nothing to be concerned about but I looked it up it said it is life threatening?

Newborn has stridor I'm worried took him to dr. And he said its nothing to be concerned about but I looked it up it said it is life threatening?

Different types: Stridor have different causes & presentation, it could be life- threatening in some cases due to the airways obstruction. In newborns commonly it is a benign, from the floppy airways, which improves with a prone positioning and resolves with a time. But it also could have and an opposite end of the spectrum from different causes. You always can seek a second opinion or consult ENT specialist. Best Read more

Noisy High Pitched Breathing (Definition)

Stridor is an abnormal, high-pitched, musical breathing sound caused by a blockage in the throat or voice box (larynx). It is usually heard when ...Read more