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Is there a shot to help reduce the croup?
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Dr. Robert Choate
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: No prevention shot
Croup (ltb or laryngotracheobronchitis) falls into three basic categories: viral (most common), allergic (sometimes called spasmodic) and bacterial (rare and life-threatening).
The most common shot to help with croup treatment is Decadron (dexamethasone) which is a steroid to help reduce swelling.

In brief: No prevention shot
Croup (ltb or laryngotracheobronchitis) falls into three basic categories: viral (most common), allergic (sometimes called spasmodic) and bacterial (rare and life-threatening).
The most common shot to help with croup treatment is Decadron (dexamethasone) which is a steroid to help reduce swelling.
Dr. Robert Choate
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: Not really
Immunizations that children get can prevent whooping cough and epiglottitis other forms of upper airway obstruction.
However croup is mainly caused by different viruses which do not have vaccination for prevention or lessening seriousness of disease.

In brief: Not really
Immunizations that children get can prevent whooping cough and epiglottitis other forms of upper airway obstruction.
However croup is mainly caused by different viruses which do not have vaccination for prevention or lessening seriousness of disease.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
In brief: No
Croup is really a compromise of the nerve supply of the vocal chords.
A virus can, of course, kick it off. If it is repeated try a supplement of thiamine and magnesium. Magnesium can be given by epsom salt baths. Just throw a handful of epsom salts into the bath and let him play with his rubber ducky (or whatever) while he soaks up the magnesium through his skin.

In brief: No
Croup is really a compromise of the nerve supply of the vocal chords.
A virus can, of course, kick it off. If it is repeated try a supplement of thiamine and magnesium. Magnesium can be given by epsom salt baths. Just throw a handful of epsom salts into the bath and let him play with his rubber ducky (or whatever) while he soaks up the magnesium through his skin.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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