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How to tell the difference between laryngitis and croup?

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Dr. James Ferguson
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In brief: Croup vs no sound

Laryngitis is often the effect of the croup agent on older patients.
While the little kid develops the throaty & resonant croup sound, the older kid or adult may only have an inflamed voice box. The crouper makes the seal barking noise when they cough, the laryngitis patient usually has a normal cough & squeaky voice.

In brief: Croup vs no sound

Laryngitis is often the effect of the croup agent on older patients.
While the little kid develops the throaty & resonant croup sound, the older kid or adult may only have an inflamed voice box. The crouper makes the seal barking noise when they cough, the laryngitis patient usually has a normal cough & squeaky voice.
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