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What's the best treatment for croup in a 4 yr old?
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
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Although you can place the child in a highly humidified atmosphere by firmly closing the bathroom door and turning on the very hot water to create steam, the best thing to do would be to have them seen by a pediatrician to make sure of what you are dealing with and how they would prefer to treat it.

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Although you can place the child in a highly humidified atmosphere by firmly closing the bathroom door and turning on the very hot water to create steam, the best thing to do would be to have them seen by a pediatrician to make sure of what you are dealing with and how they would prefer to treat it.
Dr. Martin Raff
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Dr. Paul Williams
Family Medicine
In brief: Croup
Croup is a viral condition ( laryngotrachiobronchitis) which causes a barking cough - similar to a seal barking.
Humidification will help with the cough. I have had success with placing the child in a humid bathroom - running the shower on hot - and then taking them into another room the change in temp helps. Keeping the child calm helps but sometimes steroids and Epinephrine are needed.

In brief: Croup
Croup is a viral condition ( laryngotrachiobronchitis) which causes a barking cough - similar to a seal barking.
Humidification will help with the cough. I have had success with placing the child in a humid bathroom - running the shower on hot - and then taking them into another room the change in temp helps. Keeping the child calm helps but sometimes steroids and Epinephrine are needed.
Dr. Paul Williams
Dr. Paul Williams
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