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Daughter has parainfluenza coughs are so bad that she wakes up with croupy cough trying to breath on predisolone why not helping ER sends me home ?

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Dr. Julan Crane
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In brief: Parainfluenza

this is a viral infection which causes a cough for several days and since it is viral there is no treatment to kill the virus.
Symptoms are a croupy cough that is caused by soft tissue swelling of the upper airway. These symptoms can be treated with steroids and moist air such as by a cool mist humidifier or sitting in a bathroom with steamed air from the shower. If she worsens get her rechecked

In brief: Parainfluenza

this is a viral infection which causes a cough for several days and since it is viral there is no treatment to kill the virus.
Symptoms are a croupy cough that is caused by soft tissue swelling of the upper airway. These symptoms can be treated with steroids and moist air such as by a cool mist humidifier or sitting in a bathroom with steamed air from the shower. If she worsens get her rechecked
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