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Natural Remedies For 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 type medications may help as well. If symptoms persist over 7 days, see a doctor. ...Read more
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
My 6 y/o son went to a public pool 2day. The H2O smelled (and tasted) different than any pool we've been to. Now he has a croupy cough & I'm worried?
Croup: A child may sound like a seal barking. This is due to the narrowing of the upper air way as the air passes through. Most cases of croup are of viral origin. Sometimes a drastic change in weather may bring on a croupy cough. This form of croup is usually afebrile. Viral coughs maybe accompanied by high fevers.If a child has not been immunized, has croup with high fever suspect epiglottis an emerge. ...Read more
What to do if i always get a "croupy" cough at least one time in the winter. Could it be due to my fireplace?
Probably Not: Once a year suggests that you have an occasional viral infection.The fireplace should bother you much more often. ...Read more
I had a croupy cough now phlegm, but nothing comes up. Been feeling like this for one week. How much longer will this last?
Cough: Some coughs (often viral in cause) may take weeks to resolve. Some suggestions: 1. avoid milk products since that increases mucous production 2. drink lots of fluids but avoid iced drinks for the same reason as #1 above. 3. try to get into shower at least once a day to humidify your bronchial tree and hopefully to help you cough up (expectorate) phlegm. 4. purchase black elderberry ...Read more
Maybe both: Croup is caused by a respiratory virus, usually parainfluenzavirus, and is common in late summer & autumn. Any respiratory infection can trigger an episode of wheezing in people who have asthma so its possible to have both croup & asthma. Albuterol relieves the cough of asthma but will not help croup. So if that croupy cough doesn't respond to albuterol check in with your pediatrician. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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