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Any ideas for a bark cough and runny nose- 2yrs old?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics

In brief: Possibly croup

A barky cough in a child can often be due to croup.
It is a viral infection which causes swelling around the vocal cords, leading to the characteristic cough. A runny nose and fever are often associated. However, other things can cause a cough in a child, such as an inhaled item, bronchitis, asthma, a head cold, etc. If the child has a hard time breathing or it continues, see a doctor.

In brief: Possibly croup

A barky cough in a child can often be due to croup.
It is a viral infection which causes swelling around the vocal cords, leading to the characteristic cough. A runny nose and fever are often associated. However, other things can cause a cough in a child, such as an inhaled item, bronchitis, asthma, a head cold, etc. If the child has a hard time breathing or it continues, see a doctor.
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