11 doctors weighed in:
How long does croup last?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Common cold
Since it generally caused by cold viruses, it may last 1-2 weeks, just like the common cold.
Usually the first night or 2 are the worst.

In brief: Common cold
Since it generally caused by cold viruses, it may last 1-2 weeks, just like the common cold.
Usually the first night or 2 are the worst.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Few days
Viral croup can last 3 to 7 days.

In brief: Few days
Viral croup can last 3 to 7 days.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 3-5 days
However a little longer or shorter would not be concerning.
If your child is not improving, or certainly seems to be worsening, they need to be rechecked right away.

In brief: 3-5 days
However a little longer or shorter would not be concerning.
If your child is not improving, or certainly seems to be worsening, they need to be rechecked right away.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Julia Sundel
Pediatrics
In brief: 5-7 days
Croup usually lasts 5-7 days the first 2 days are the most severe.
The barking cough is worse at night and when a child is crying or upset.

In brief: 5-7 days
Croup usually lasts 5-7 days the first 2 days are the most severe.
The barking cough is worse at night and when a child is crying or upset.
Dr. Julia Sundel
Dr. Julia Sundel
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