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

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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Martin Raff
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Do not wait

Croup or laryngotracheobronchitis is typically a viral process affecting the upper airway in children and producing a 'barking' cough, and possibly stridor, hoarseness, fever, poor feeding, cyanosis (appearing blue) and/or respiratory distress .
The symptoms can range from mild to severe. You should contact your on-call physician/nurse to discuss further or seek emergency care to address concerns.

In brief: Do not wait

Croup or laryngotracheobronchitis is typically a viral process affecting the upper airway in children and producing a 'barking' cough, and possibly stridor, hoarseness, fever, poor feeding, cyanosis (appearing blue) and/or respiratory distress .
The symptoms can range from mild to severe. You should contact your on-call physician/nurse to discuss further or seek emergency care to address concerns.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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