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Is croup serious or a passing childhood illness?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
10 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark.
Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus.

In brief: Depends

A classic sound described as a seal bark or dog bark.
Usually worse at nite and 1st thing in the morning.It can be confirmed by your pediatrician. Learn to ignore the sound, but judge the severity by the discomfort of the child.Mild discomfort may respond to steaming the bathroom or a walk outside, more severe breathing trouble needs seen asap in the local er.The root infection is a cold virus.
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
Pediatrics - Pulmonology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be serious

Croup is almost always a viral illness.
It can be serious in smaller children, and those may need to be hospitalized for a few days. Most children with croup do not get hospitalized. It is a passing childhood illness.

In brief: Can be serious

Croup is almost always a viral illness.
It can be serious in smaller children, and those may need to be hospitalized for a few days. Most children with croup do not get hospitalized. It is a passing childhood illness.
Dr. HARRY OPSIMOS
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Varies with patient

In most cases croup is a mild to moderate illness that passes after a few days of scarry moments.
A problem of the flexable airway of the mostly 6m-6yo kids, the prime treatment focuses on keeping kid & parents calm during dramatic night coughing fits. Kids that quit drinking, quit eating and bark day & night, may require hospital care. Always stay in contact with your doc during an episode.

In brief: Varies with patient

In most cases croup is a mild to moderate illness that passes after a few days of scarry moments.
A problem of the flexable airway of the mostly 6m-6yo kids, the prime treatment focuses on keeping kid & parents calm during dramatic night coughing fits. Kids that quit drinking, quit eating and bark day & night, may require hospital care. Always stay in contact with your doc during an episode.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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