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Is croup contagious to an adult?

Is croup contagious to an adult?

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

Dr. Mark Diamond
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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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Is croup contagious to adults? My niece has it she lives upstairs

Is croup contagious to adults? My niece has it she lives upstairs

Yes: Croup is usually triggered by one of several upper respiratory viruses that are all contageous. However, the croup like illness is rather age specific, occuring most fro age 6 m to 6 yr. Older kids or adults tend to have cold like symptoms or laryngitis if they get the germ. If a person has been infected by that virus strain before they would be immune. ...Read more

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How long is parainfluenza / croup contagious?

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 more

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How contagious is croup?

How contagious is croup?

LIke a common cold: Croup is caused by a virus and is contagious. To put it in perspective, it is as contagious as a common cold. Good hand washing with soap and water or with hand-gel will decrease the risk of transmission. ...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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How long is croup contagious after steroid?

How long is croup contagious after steroid?

No: Steroid administration does not affect the transmission of croup. Steroids are administered to reduce difficulty breathing associated with croup. They reduce airway swelling caused by edema. ...Read more

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Is croup contagious to adults? My niece has it she lives upstairs and she hugged me hours before she got a fever. Am I at risk

Is croup contagious to adults? My niece has it she lives upstairs and she hugged me hours before she got a fever. Am I at risk

Yes and no: Croup is triggered by several common respiratory viruses that can infect anyone at any age that is not immune. However, the response of each patient is different. Croup is a pattern that involves the rubbery and small airways of kids & primarily emerges in those 6m to 6yr. Older kids and adults tend to have a cold/cough or laryngitis with the same germ. If you had that strain as a kid you are immune ...Read more

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My son started having symptoms of croup 48 hours ago. He was diagnosed by a Dr. Today. His fever is gone now. How much longer will he be contagious?

My son started having symptoms of croup 48 hours ago. He was diagnosed by a Dr. Today. His fever is gone now. How much longer will he be contagious?

Shedding for awhile: Viral shedding, or period of contagiousness, for these types of viruses can last weeks, and are shed through the upper respiratory structures. However, since most of the shedding occurs during the time that the person is feeling very sick and febrile, let your son's behavior and overall appearance be your guide. Most daycares and schools require a 24 hour fever free period (without medications). ...Read more

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How contagious is croup? My 2 yr old and 4 mo old were around child yesterday who was diagnosed last night. What should I look out for?

How contagious is croup? My 2 yr old and 4 mo old were around child yesterday who was diagnosed last night. What should I look out for?

Croup: Look for barking cough, hoarseness and noisy breathing called stridor. Symptoms may be mild to moderate and get worse at night. It is contagious and caused by a virus and is self limiting and can be treated with steroids and in severe cases Epinephrine as well, children with sever cruip may need hospitalisation. ...Read more

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Daughter on methotrexate and my son has bronchitis and croup. Dr says he is contagious so should I find someone to keep my daughter overnight?

Daughter on methotrexate and my son has bronchitis and croup. Dr says he is contagious so should I find someone to keep my daughter overnight?

Viral infection: Difficult to answer and very complicated. She has probably already been exposed. Methotrexate effects primarily neutophils which are seldom involved in fighting viral infections, which cause bronchitis and croup, unless this is pertussis (whooping cough). ...Read more

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Should a 2 month old baby be sent to daycare with croup cough? Is it contagious?

Should a 2 month old baby be sent to daycare with croup cough? Is it contagious?

Confusing question: In more than 3 decades of caring for kids, I have never labeled a 2 month old as having the croup.Cough, maybe, and usually from environmental irritants, and not contagious, but never croup. Any crouping at that age would indicate an airway abnormality that deserves evaluation (laryngomalacia). ...Read more

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How long is croup contagious? My son drank out nieces cup who had it last wk. Her fever is gone and she's back at school. Still has a cough. Worry?

How long is croup contagious? My son drank out nieces cup who had it last wk. Her fever is gone and she's back at school. Still has a cough. Worry?

Unlikely...: Though one may contract a virus by touching a contaminated surface and then touching the eyes, nose or mouth, the timing of your niece's illness makes it unlikely. Croup is usually caused by a virus infection, most often a parainfluenza virus. After the third day of symptoms, a patient will begin to clinically improve. The cough may in itself represent a post-viral cough that may persist for weeks. ...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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How can I treat croup?

How can I treat croup?

See your doctor: A single dose of steroids often helps the child clear this sooner. Seeing your doctor insures the proper diagnosis and will get you the prescription that you need.

Watch
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to learn more about croup. ...Read more

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What is croup and how do I treat it?

Croup treatment: Croup is a viral infection that can usually be managed at home, although it's reassuring to have a doctor examine your child. I instruct my parents to use a vaporizer, increasing the humidity as much as possible. If that's not enough, make a 'tent' with sheets around the bed and position the vaporizer in the tent. Carefully secure the sheets! Going outside, in the cold air may break a spell. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have croup at 8 yrs?

Yes: The resonant honk or croup sound can be a feature of several upper airway problems that are similar to traditional croup. It does happen occasionally in older kids. I remember one dramatic case that affected the 8yo child of one of my supervising residents during residency. I recall he had a deeper respect for the illness after the event. A proper exam is needed for proper dx. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Croup disease?

What are the symptoms of Croup disease?

Croup: Croup is a viral infection caused by parainfluenza virus and causes cough and URI sympoms. Cough tends to be worse at night and sound barky like a seal. Treatment if symptoms are minor are steamy shower or cool air outside. If symptoms are severe nebulized medications or oral/intramuscular steroids may be needed. Fever and sore throat may be present. ...Read more

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Is there a shot to help reduce the croup?

Is there a shot to help reduce the croup?

No prevention shot: Croup (ltb or laryngotracheobronchitis) falls into three basic categories: viral (most common), allergic (sometimes called spasmodic) and bacterial (rare and life-threatening). The most common shot to help with croup treatment is Decadron (dexamethasone) which is a steroid to help reduce swelling. ...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?

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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I want to know what's the definition of croup?

I want to know what's the definition of croup?

Viral illness: Croup is usually viral illness affecting upper airway that is self limited. Most cases of viral croup mild and can be treated at home. Usually with barking type of cough. Should consult dr. To evaluate child for degree of respiratory difficulty and confirm diagnosis. Sometimes necessary to add steroids to albuterol and cold humidifier therapy if difficulty breathing.Called laryngotracheobronchitis. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: croup?

What is the definition or description of: 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 throat and sometimes fever. ...Read more

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Is swimming good for croup?

Croup?: Increased humidity is good for croup. Run a humidifier in the child's room or sit in the bathroom with the hot shower on to steam up the room. Even taking a car ride with the windows cracked over can help with the stridor of croup. ...Read more

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What is the age limit on croup if any?

Mostly children: Most viral croup occurs between 3 months and 6yrs of age. Sometimes childhood croup can occur up to age 12. Adult croup can also occur but usually mild course due to larger airway. ...Read more

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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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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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Are there ways to prevent the relaps of croup in children?

Depends: Croup is a common in young children whose airways are rubbery & can make frightful noise with a forcefull cough. Several different viruses are implicated and recurrence over several seasons is common. Spasmotic croup is related to asthma & may recurr more. Your pediatrician should help you sort our your childs pattern so meds can be used if indicated. ...Read more

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Can croup turn into rsv?

Can croup turn into rsv?

Not Correct-Quite: Rsv can in some kids cause croup. Croup is a collection of symptoms which may be caused by a number of different agents, including rsv. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for croup?

What is the best treatment for croup?

Supportive care: Mild croup is often treated with cool mist to the face, or, at home taking the child in a bathroom with steam. If moderate- to- severe, the child may require care in the doctor's office, emergency department or admission to the hospital. Standard treatments may include, among other measures, steroid medication and racemic Epinephrine to alleviate airway obstruction (swelling). ...Read more

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What pathogen causes croup in humans?

Viruses: Paraifluenza virus is the most common etiology, but other viruses (and other causes) can also lead to croup. ...Read more

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Best home remedy for adult with the croup.

Hot steam helps: Try going ino the washroom and turn on the hot shower and steam yourself20-30 minutes several times a day. ...Read more

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What is the difference between croup and asthma?

What is the difference between croup and asthma?

Croup is....: Inflammation of the larynx and trachea in children, associated with infection and causing breathing difficulties.

Asthma is a respiratory condition marked by spasms in the bronchi of the lungs, causing difficulty in breathing. ...Read more

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Can your lungs be clear and you still have croup?

Can your lungs be clear and you still have croup?

Yes: Several viruses can cause croup which is inflammation of the upper windpipe. This leads to narrowing of the airway and the characteristic barky cough, hoarse voice, and even labored breathing (sounding a little bit like darth vader). The lungs should sound crystal clear. ...Read more

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What are some of the non-drug treatments for Croup?

Croup: croup is a viral infection that effects the teaches- the main airway we breath through. It presents with barking cough, with or without fever. some kids can have stridor in severe croup.
Treatment will involve
- taking the child to your doctor
-Moist air and Oxygen will help
- doctor may give steroids to reduce airway swelling.
- enough fluids, use paracetamole for fever
-Prop up childs head ...Read more

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Which treatment works the best and fastest for croup?

Croup: The fastest treatment is aerosolized epinephrine. This will rapidly shrink airway swelling. It is normally on administered in ers. Another treatment is either oral or injected steroids to shrink the swelling. Those are prescribed or administered by you doctor. At home treatments are steam from a shower, or cold air exposure. ...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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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

Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more