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Parainfluenza Virus In Children
I feel croup when Montelukast effect is at end. I had some influenza 5 months ago. Montelukast helps. Can Montelukast treat parainfluenza virus?
Montelukast: Montelukast is a preventative asthma medication and also used for allergy control. Your 'Croup" symptoms may actually be asthma or allergy symptoms - there is this type of both conditions. So when this is wearing off, your symptoms reappear. This medication does not treat parainfluenza virus, but may minimize some of the associated airway symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
4 yr old had serious parainfluenza virus infection 2 wks ago. Has now developed nose sniffing/throat clearing tic. Benadryl = no help. Adenoids?
Dx is tic disorder: Tic disorder needs to be ignored by parents it will resolve on its own ...Read more
My son had croup 2 days ago. My daughter today has a high fever, no coughing, but she vomitted once. Could it be the same virus or is it totally different. Will I have both a gastro and parainfluenza going through our home?
Likely same virus: Most probably it is the same virus infection in both the children. Only one vomit does not suggest another infection. Your daughter may start coughing later on. Coughing, diarrhea and vomiting and fever are the common symptoms in respiratory viral infections. Watch your daughter for her symptoms and talk to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Took my 4yr daughter to children's hospital found out she has parainfluenza anything that can help with it cuz I know there's nothing that can be done?
Daughter has parainfluenza is it normal to loose voice and breath at times from coughing and is diareah normal with this illness?
Yes: Unfortunately this is all part of the illness ...Read more
Son has parainfluenza/croup. His twin woke up coughing but not barky should I keep her home from school? Could this be early croup?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Parainfluenza: Parainfluenza is contagious. Keep him home.Get a more detailed answer ›
About to take my daughter to ER for 4 time for parainfluenza cough is non stop not eating well will this be questioned by how many times she's gone
4 yr had parainfluenza bad cough on predisolone getting better husband and I now sick should I stop meds with her since it makes u catch thing easier?
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
Ask your vet: Canine parvovirus is a common viral disease that is caused by the canine parvovirus type 2 (cpv-2) virus. The virus attacks the gastrointestinal tract and immune system of puppies and dogs, causing severe vomiting and diarrhea. It can also attack the hearts of very young puppies. Parvo is a singular vaccine and the other is a combination. You can get better info from your veterinarian. ...Read more
Daughter diagnosed with parainfluenza don't know much about it has non stop cough and now she's sneezing a lot what should I do?
Been sick for 6 weeks with haem. Parainfluenza. Got it from unvaccinated kid. Feeling discouraged I'm sick for so long. Finishing abx and steroids this week. Will this go away soon? I feel fatigued.
My daughter is 4 yr old 48 lb they told me to give Benadryl (diphenhydramine) she ha parainfluenza to help calm cough how much to I give her?
What are the ending stages of parainfluenza? My 4yr old has it? Her cough is so bad her chest and tummy hurt and real hoarsey could it be deadly
Nah...: Paraflu for a healthy normal four year old is not a deadly disease, thankfully. That hoarse voice and cough will persist 10 to 14 days, and should be improving gradually by day 10. She should not have fever at this point, and she should not have ear aches. You can get a muscle sprain in the intercostal muscles (between ribs) from the coughing. You can treat this with ibuprofen. ...Read more
Daughter has parainfluenza coughs are so bad that she wakes up with croupy cough trying to breath on predisolone why not helping ER sends me home?
Parainfluenza: This is a viral infection which causes a cough for several days and since it is viral there is no treatment to kill the virus. Symptoms are a croupy cough that is caused by soft tissue swelling of the upper airway. These symptoms can be treated with steroids and moist air such as by a cool mist humidifier or sitting in a bathroom with steamed air from the shower. If she worsens get her rechecked ...Read more