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What may be causing my child's barking seal cough?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Viral croup

There are many viruses that will invade the upper airway of a kid 6m-8y and trigger an outpouring of mucous & cough that sounds like a seal barking.
This is generally a 4-5 day illness with low grade temp but sometimes complicated by an ear infection.Some cases are quite dramatic, marked by late night scary events&trips to the er while daytime brings harsh voice.Have kid seen if signs are worrisom.

In brief: Viral croup

There are many viruses that will invade the upper airway of a kid 6m-8y and trigger an outpouring of mucous & cough that sounds like a seal barking.
This is generally a 4-5 day illness with low grade temp but sometimes complicated by an ear infection.Some cases are quite dramatic, marked by late night scary events&trips to the er while daytime brings harsh voice.Have kid seen if signs are worrisom.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
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In brief: Whooping couch?

Seems to be going around, visit to the pediatrician sounds like a smart idea.

In brief: Whooping couch?

Seems to be going around, visit to the pediatrician sounds like a smart idea.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Whooping cough "whoops," Croup (larygotracheobronchitis) "barks"
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