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Can an adult get croup like a child?

Can an adult get croup like a child?

Virus yes, Sx no: The croup is a description of a group of similar respiratory illnesses that come to a common symptom.The deep cough of the 6m to 8yo sounds like a seal bark.The process is triggered by a variety of viruses that commonly cause uri's or laryngitis in adults.The reason for the barking noise is the vibrations made by the kids rubbery airway during a cough.The adult airway is to stiff to vibrate. ...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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How do I know if I should get my baby medical attention for croup?

How do I know if I should get my baby medical attention for croup?

Not the Sound: A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark. Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus. ...Read more

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After how many days does a child get over the croup?

Several days: Most often croup is over in 2-3 days. The cold like symptoms may persist longer but the barky cough usually resolves 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Can my 6 month old baby get croup in the middle of summer?

Can my 6 month old baby get croup in the middle of summer?

Yes!: See pediatrician or pcp. I used steam vaporizer with my own children. Sometimes it worked. ...Read more

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Hi! I frequently got croup as child, could it have cause scarring in my lungs or trachea? Whenever I get sick my breathing feels constricted.

Hi! I frequently got croup as child, could it have cause scarring in my lungs or trachea? Whenever I get sick my breathing feels constricted.

No: The process involves only the superficial linings of the lung major airways that are renewed/replaces constantly over your lifetime.Such an injury would not happen that way. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a child to get croup within 24hrs after a tonsillectomy? My 6 yr old sounds really croupy when he crys and coughs. What should I do?

Is it normal for a child to get croup within 24hrs after a tonsillectomy? My 6 yr old sounds really croupy when he crys and coughs. What should I do?

Intubation?: sometimes for tonsillectomy they will put a breathing tube between the vocal cords to protect the airway and to breathe during the procedure. Sometimes this will cause irritation of the upper airway. As long as your child is not having any shortness of breath it should be ok; if he is then you should call the surgeon. Keeping your child hydrated and keep his room cool and humidified ...Read more

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Can you tell me some names of some fatal diseases that premature babies can get?

Can you tell me some names of some fatal diseases that premature babies can get?

Not sure why asking: Premature infant can have complications-most of which do not lead to death. Death from prematurity is now becoming very rare. Survival is inversely proportional to gestational age. Most deaths from prematurity are at less than 28 wks. The real at risk group is 23-25 wks gestation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if full term babies get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Can you tell me if full term babies get necrotizing enterocolitis?

Yes: It is possible but typically it is under weight premature infants after initial feedings. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have ear infection? Do only babies and elders get ear infections?

How can you tell if you have ear infection? Do only babies and elders get ear infections?

Anyone can: A lot of different symptoms include ear pain, decrease hearing, pressure sensation, fever, chills. If you think you have an ear infection see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do adults get croup?

Do adults get croup?

Yes: Adults can become infected with same virus that caused their child’s croup. However, adults and older children have larger airways, and illness is usually mild and can seem more like a cold. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get croup?

Fair number: In North America, incidence peaks in the second year of life, at 5-6 cases per 100 children.Croup is most common pediatric illness that causes acute stridor, accounting for approximately 15% of clinic and emergency department visits for pediatric respiratory tract infections. Primarily disease of infants and toddlers, with a peak incidence from age 6 months to 36 months (3 years) in US. ...Read more

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What are the signs of croup in a child?

What are the signs of croup in a child?

Barking cough: A barking cough that is much worse at night, relieved by steam or cold air; low grade fevers. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if my child has croup?

Should I be worried if my child has croup?

Get child to doctor: If my child had croup, i would immediately take him or her to the pediatrician. It may not be croup, but if it is, it could be dangerous.
Don't worry, but get to the pediatrician now. ...Read more

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Should a child be giving medicine for croup?

Should a child be giving medicine for croup?

Mostly treat symptom: Croup or laryngotracheobronchitis is a upper respiratory infection of viral origin and as such is normally self-limiting. A child with croup is generally treated for his symptoms, much like other upper respiratory infections. However, if the child displays severe symptoms, such as very difficult breathing, or cyanosis (blue complexion), then they should be examined by a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Can you tell me which are the signs of croup?

Can you tell me which are the signs of croup?

Stridor: Stridor, a usually inspiratory high-pitched sound, is commonplace for croup. Also "croupy" cough often described as a "seal-like" bark is a sign of croup. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get croup, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get croup, or is it unusual?

Fair number: In North America, incidence peaks in the second year of life, at 5-6 cases per 100 children.Croup is most common pediatric illness that causes acute stridor, accounting for approximately 15% of clinic and emergency department visits for pediatric respiratory tract infections. Primarily disease of infants and toddlers, with a peak incidence from age 6 months to 36 months (3 years) in US. ...Read more

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How do you know if your child might have croup?

Barking cough: Croup is described as a child with a "barking cough" that sounds like a barking seal. Typically it is worse at night and is accompanied by cold-like symptoms. A physician will diagnose based on history and physical exam and possibly some additional testing. ...Read more

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How can you know if your child might have croup?

Barky Cough: Croup is often caused by a virus which causes swelling in and around the voice box. Seems to have its onset at night more often. The cough is very distinctive ..Sounds like a seal or fog horn, barking. ...Read more

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Why do my baby's croup symptoms seem to be worse at night?

Inflammation: Croup causes inflammation around the vocal cords, resulting in narrowing of the airway, a characteristic barking cough and respiratory distress. At night, your baby’s airway becomes even narrower, as the head scrunches down against the chest. Also, the baby is not actively clearing his secretions when sleeping, which can cause choking episodes. Dry air from a heater also worsens the cough. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my baby's croup-related discomfort?

Get seen: Your doctor can prescribe a dose of steroids to help her get better faster.

Watch
http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck
to learn more about croup. ...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

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What are the symptoms of croup in a baby?

What are the symptoms of croup in a baby?

Barking cough: Croup is condition that causes an inflammation of the upper airway —larynx and trachea. It often leads to a barking cough or hoarseness, especially when child cries. in children 6 months to 3 years old, but can affect older kids too.Cold symptoms, like a stuffy nose and fever predate airway noise. ...Read more

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Please tell me can a 14 year old catch croup?

Please tell me can a 14 year old catch croup?

Yes: Adults can become infected with same virus that caused their child’s croup. However, adults and older children have larger airways, and illness is usually mild and can seem more like a cold. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between laryngitis and croup?

How to tell the difference between laryngitis and croup?

Croup vs no sound: Laryngitis is often the effect of the croup agent on older patients. While the little kid develops the throaty & resonant croup sound, the older kid or adult may only have an inflamed voice box. The crouper makes the seal barking noise when they cough, the laryngitis patient usually has a normal cough & squeaky voice. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has croup. Is he now more likely to get it each year?

Not necessarily: A past history of croup does not make you more susceptible.There are a hand full of different viruses that cause it, so kids can have it multiple times . There is also an uncommon condition called spasmodic croup that comes on rather quickly, is related to asthma, and can recurr in affected patients. ...Read more

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I had gotten Croup as a teen and I now get it every year in the fall im 24, is it still contagious when I have it? and will it ever go away?

I had gotten Croup as a teen and I now get it every year in the fall im 24, is it still contagious when I have it?  and will it ever go away?

Croup: Not sure why you get "croup" but if you are running fevers with it consider yourself contagious. And since croup is caused by a virus you could spread it just as if you had a cold and could. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about RSV relating to croup in children?

Can you tell me about RSV relating to croup in children?

Rsv: It is a major cause of bronchiolitis which later on leads to breathing problems after that including asthma ...Read more

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If you get croup when you are 2 how likely are you to develop asthma?

If you get croup when you are 2 how likely are you to develop asthma?

Not particularly: True asthma has a genetic component and will emerge over time.Most males that will have a significant form will be symptomatic by a year of age, and a respiratory infection may trigger a flare up. Croup as a common infectious syndrome can bring out asthma, but does not cause it. There are lots of wheezy asthma like problems in childhood that disappear as kids get older. ...Read more