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What are the symptoms of croup?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Standard Symptoms
A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark.
Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus.

In brief: Standard Symptoms
A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark.
Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
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In brief: Barky cough, Stridor
Croup describes an inflammation of the windpipe, that can be caused by many different viruses.
Typical symptoms include a barky cough and noisy breathing (stridor). Treatment consists of cool mist or steam, and sometimes oral steroids or breathing treatments.

In brief: Barky cough, Stridor
Croup describes an inflammation of the windpipe, that can be caused by many different viruses.
Typical symptoms include a barky cough and noisy breathing (stridor). Treatment consists of cool mist or steam, and sometimes oral steroids or breathing treatments.
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine
In brief: The symptoms of Croup include:
In brief: The symptoms of Croup include:
Fatigue, Barking cough, Breathing difficulty, Hoarseness, Lethargy, Runny nose, Congestion, Fever.
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
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Dr. Melissa Arca
Pediatrics
In brief: The Barking Cough
Croup is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract.
The symptoms of croup initially mimic that of the common cold. Runny nose, congestion, and fever are soon followed by the telltale barking cough. This cough literally sounds like a seal bark and is typically worse at night. Children also tend to have a hoarse voice. Once you hear the cough of croup, you will never forget it.

In brief: The Barking Cough
Croup is a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract.
The symptoms of croup initially mimic that of the common cold. Runny nose, congestion, and fever are soon followed by the telltale barking cough. This cough literally sounds like a seal bark and is typically worse at night. Children also tend to have a hoarse voice. Once you hear the cough of croup, you will never forget it.
Dr. Melissa Arca
Dr. Melissa Arca
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