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My son woke up with a croupy cough what is a good at home treatment?

My son woke up with a croupy cough what is a good at home treatment?

Your telephone : Use it to call your son's doctor and find out if he is very sick, or whether this is just a virus that will go away on its own. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


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Which is the best home remedy for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Which is the best home remedy for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Saline rinses: The cough is often related to the sinus drainage. Wash your nose with salt solution, use decongestants and anti-inflammatory medications. These will promote drainage of the sinuses. Drink plenty of fluids, and Mucinex (guaifenesin) type medications may help as well. If symptoms persist over 7 days, see a doctor. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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My ribs have been hurting and I've got a wheezy/croupy cough. What could be wrong?

My ribs have been hurting and I've got a wheezy/croupy cough. What could be wrong?

You could have: bronchitis, pneumonia, an exacerbation of asthma or something more serious. You may just have a viral bronchitis or upper respiratory infection. Please see your doctor to be examined in order to get the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What's the best cough medicine for my 4 year old? BAD croupy cough

What's the best cough medicine for my 4 year old?  BAD croupy cough

Croup: Try cold air or hanging in a warm steamy bathroom first. If that bad needs evaluation to see if needs a steroid. ...Read more

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Croupy cough developing in my 3 yr old, how can I prevent this from getting worse?

Croupy cough developing in my 3 yr old, how can I prevent this from getting worse?

Croupy cough: Take your child to the washroom,and turn on the hot shower and have him breath in the hot steam the child for 30 minutes.use a vaporizer at night as well as elevating the mattress.Use salt water nose drops if the child's nose is running. Tea and honey may help and avoid milk because milk makes mucus ...Read more

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What kind of cold medicine is best to give a two year old daughter for a croupy cough?

What kind of cold medicine is best to give a two year old daughter for a croupy cough?

Delsym (dextromethorphan): One teaspoon every 12 hours. Just the regular plain delsym (dextromethorphan) preparation. Also, bring into a fogged up shower, that humdidity is amazing for a croupy cough. :) ...Read more

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Had influenza A couple weeks ago, symptoms gone except croupy cough. Possibly bronchitis?

Had influenza A couple weeks ago, symptoms gone except croupy cough. Possibly bronchitis?

Check temperature: I agree that most likely you do not have bacterial pneumonia which some patients develop following a viral infection. Viruses may cause damage to the lining of the airway. In the meantime, a humidifier and staying well hydrated, while recovering are suggested. If you have problems breathing and/or fever, please see your physician. If the cough lasts longer than 3 weeks, follow up is advised. ...Read more

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My son is 21months old. He has a croupy cough n isnt sleepin well due to coughing n congestion shld i bring him to the doc?

My son is 21months old. He has a croupy cough n isnt sleepin well due to coughing n congestion shld i bring him to the doc?

Try humidifier: Keep his head end elevated,try a cool mist humidifier,saline nose drops--if all these do not help yes have him checked by his pediatrician. ...Read more

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My son was up all night with a croupy cough and he also has asthma. Could that be the reason why or could it be something else?

See below: The croupy cough could be classic croup or it could be an exacerbation of the asthma. There are other factors that could help distinguish the difference such as fever, wheezing and chest tightness. You did not mention your sons age but that could also alter the causes. If having difficulty breathing he should be seen by doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Croupy Cough (Definition)

Croupy cough or barking cough is a particular kind of cough with a distinctive sound that is heard where there is much narrowing of the airway at the throat. This usually occurs with infection of the vocal cords or ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Natural Remedies (Definition)

Natural remedies are plant based supplements to help with different symptoms people have. They are found ...Read more