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What can be done to alleviate coughing caused by croup?

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Dr. Nela Cordero
Pediatrics
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In brief: CROUP

Croup is barking cough due to nature of the coughing episode.
You can increase the humidity by opening the hot shower in the bathroom and fluid intake. If it does not help, see your md for further evaluation of the baby.

In brief: CROUP

Croup is barking cough due to nature of the coughing episode.
You can increase the humidity by opening the hot shower in the bathroom and fluid intake. If it does not help, see your md for further evaluation of the baby.
Dr. Nela Cordero
Dr. Nela Cordero
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Dr. Joseph Woods
A vaporizer can possibly help as well.
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In brief: See below:

The current cornerstones of treatment in the urgent care clinics or emergency departments are corticosteroids and nebulized epinephrine; steroids have proven beneficial in severe, moderate, and even mild croup.
In the straightforward cases of croup, antibiotics are not prescribed, as the primary cause is viral. Of note: little evidence supports the clinical efficacy of cool mist.

In brief: See below:

The current cornerstones of treatment in the urgent care clinics or emergency departments are corticosteroids and nebulized epinephrine; steroids have proven beneficial in severe, moderate, and even mild croup.
In the straightforward cases of croup, antibiotics are not prescribed, as the primary cause is viral. Of note: little evidence supports the clinical efficacy of cool mist.
Dr. Michael H. T. Sia
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