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How can you know if your child might have croup?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: Barky Cough

Croup is often caused by a virus which causes swelling in and around the voice box.
Seems to have its onset at night more often. The cough is very distinctive ..Sounds like a seal or fog horn, barking.

In brief: Barky Cough

Croup is often caused by a virus which causes swelling in and around the voice box.
Seems to have its onset at night more often. The cough is very distinctive ..Sounds like a seal or fog horn, barking.
Dr. Barry Bergman
Dr. Barry Bergman
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Viral illness

Croup is usually viral illness affecting upper airway that is self limited.
Most cases of viral croup are mild and can be treated at home. Usually with barking type of cough. Should consult physician to evaluate child for degree of respiratory difficulty and confirm diagnosis. Sometimes necessary to add steroids to albuterol and humidifier therapy if difficulty breathing.

In brief: Viral illness

Croup is usually viral illness affecting upper airway that is self limited.
Most cases of viral croup are mild and can be treated at home. Usually with barking type of cough. Should consult physician to evaluate child for degree of respiratory difficulty and confirm diagnosis. Sometimes necessary to add steroids to albuterol and humidifier therapy if difficulty breathing.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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