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Croup (Definition)

Croup is a description of variety on upper respiratory tract condition in children, including laryngitis, laryngotracheitis, laryngotracheobronchitis, bacterial tracheitis or spasmodic croup. Common symptoms are: cough, inspiratory stridor, hoarseness, barking cough, sore ...Read more


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My daughter has a coughndoesntnlet her sleep went to see doctor twice. Told her its croup but now it doesn't sound like a barking but like a lot mucus?

My daughter has a coughndoesntnlet her sleep went to see doctor twice. Told her its croup but now it doesn't sound like a barking but like a lot mucus?

Bronchitis: Croup is a term for the dog-bark cough of a viral illness that causes laryngitis then a bad dry cough only at night. Your daughter sounds like she has a bronchitis and deserves a trial of inhaled bronchodilator for her cough, especially if it wakes her at night. (if this happens with every cold, it is considered a form of asthma, and so is recurrent croup). ...Read more

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Doctors, what are the symptoms of croup?

Doctors, what are the symptoms of croup?

Multiple/barky cough: Croup is associated with a barky cough and can be alleviated by warm moist air. It is most often caused by a viral infection. Other associated symptoms include nasal congestion, fever and possibly vomiting associated with the cough. ...Read more

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Is there a shot the doctor can give to help reduce the symptoms of croup?

Is there a shot the doctor can give to help reduce the symptoms of croup?

Croup: The respiratory distress associated with viral croup can sometimes be treated with steroids, given by intramuscular injection (shot), orally, or intravenously. Other treatments such as cool mist to the face or nebulized Epinephrine (racemes epinephrine) are sometimes used. Not all patients with croup require medication. ...Read more

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Well my doctor said I have croup and I'm 19 and I was planning on seeing my bf this weekend, will I be better by then?

Well my doctor said I have croup and I'm 19 and I was planning on seeing my bf this weekend, will I be better by then?

You are a little: old for actual croup, but you may have the virus that causes croup (usually causes cough and cold symptoms, and laryngitis in an older person). Since it's a virus, it may still be in your system by the weekend, i.e. you very well may still be contagious. ...Read more

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Many problems, need answers. Should I ask the night nurse or wait for doctor for child with croup?

Both: It sounds like you have your child in a health care facility. Both the nurses, and to a greater extent the doctors, are familiar with the elements of croup, its treatment and outcome. Ask both to explain in terms you are capable of understanding. ...Read more

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3yo has croup. Doc gave him redipred, just gave to him(4pm) can I give him more in night if he starts couphing?

12-24 hours: Prednisone can typicallly be give every 12 to 24 hours. It is not a quick relief medication. If he has croup, breathing moist cool air may help. If he is having any distress or changes in coloration, he would need to be seen right away. ...Read more

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My partner has croup, is there anything I can do for him at home? 3 week waiting list on the doctors in our area.

My partner has croup, is there anything I can do for him at home? 3 week waiting list on the doctors in our area.

Wow! Three weeks?: This is a main reason why everyone must have a regular doctor already established soon after moving to a new area. Croup is usually viral, and occurs in kids. In adults, laryngitis occurs with loss of voice but is usually not croupy. If croupy, there may be too much swelling at the voice box. If more than just an annoying cough, an urgent care or E.R. Doctor can see if there's anything dangerous. ...Read more

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My sisters 7 month old baby has a croup cough at night, should she have her seen by a doctor?

My sisters 7 month old baby has a croup cough at night, should she have her seen by a doctor?

Yes: He/she needs to be seen, hope the baby is feeding and growing fine, and no other symptom, night time cough can be due to several causes, reflux, upper or lower airway irritation/congestion, etc.. so better be seen, good luck ...Read more