Is a croupy cough ever an asthma symptom?

Yes. Asthma has many symptoms that can include a cough. Typically the cough is described as dry but can also have a croupy nature. It is not uncommon to diagnose a child with recurrent croup as an asthmatic. Asthma is more likely if symptoms increased with exertion, more severe than a typical cold or associated with other asthma symptoms such as wheezing, shortness of breath and chest tightness.

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My son was up all night with a croupy cough, he also has asthma. Is it asthma or something else?

Maybe both. Croup is caused by a respiratory virus, usually parainfluenzavirus, and is common in late summer & autumn. Any respiratory infection can trigger an episode of wheezing in people who have asthma so its possible to have both croup & asthma. Albuterol relieves the cough of asthma but will not help croup. So if that croupy cough doesn't respond to albuterol check in with your pediatrician. Read more...
Asthma +. Croupy cough in children with asthma can be either just the asthma or a secondary (viral or bacterial) cause plus asthma or it can just be plain old pertussis. In any case, albuterol won't harm your child, and if symptoms are ongoing you should taken her/him in to see her/his pediatrician. Read more...
Depends. It could be the asthma. The type of cough in asthma may vary from episode to episode. If your son is up all night you may want to have him checked by your pediatrician now. Read more...
Croup vs. Asthma. Croup usually causes a high pitched sound when your child breathes in and asthma causes more of a high pitched sound with breathing out. At any rate, if your child has been coughing all night, and his asthma quick-relief inhaler isn't helping, he should be seen by his doctor today. Read more...

Should I be concerned if my son was up all night with a croupy cough, he also has asthma. Is it asthma or something else?

Asthma with croup? You did not say how old your son is? It is possible to have croup in addition to asthma or reactive airway disease. Rsv (respiratory syncytial virus) is also a possibility, particularly in children under 1 year. Best to have a low tolerance and seek the care of your pediatrician. Read more...

My son was up all night with a croupy cough and he also has asthma. Could that be the reason why or could it be something else?

See below. The croupy cough could be classic croup or it could be an exacerbation of the asthma. There are other factors that could help distinguish the difference such as fever, wheezing and chest tightness. You did not mention your sons age but that could also alter the causes. If having difficulty breathing he should be seen by doctor. Read more...

Had influenza A couple weeks ago, symptoms gone except croupy cough. Possibly bronchitis?

Influenza. This virus causes loss of cellular tissues in the trachea and bronchi which may persist until there is regrowth of these elements which provide protection to the airways. Yes, this may be bronchitis, but doubt that it needs further treatment unless you have trouble breathing, you begin having changes in the sputum, develop fever or other symptoms occur. Hope you get better soon. Read more...
Hard to say. Persistent cough for several weeks is relatively common with some strains of the flu.If you develop a new fever or cough up significant or colored debris, you should see your doc. Read more...
Check temperature. I agree that most likely you do not have bacterial pneumonia which some patients develop following a viral infection. Viruses may cause damage to the lining of the airway. In the meantime, a humidifier and staying well hydrated, while recovering are suggested. If you have problems breathing and/or fever, please see your physician. If the cough lasts longer than 3 weeks, follow up is advised. Read more...

What can I do to get rid of a croupy cough?

Steamy shower. Steamy shower is one of the best ways to soothe a croupy cough. Cough medicines tend to not be very helpful for this, unfortunately. Read more...

Does anyone know how to get rid of a croupy cough?

Steam or Cool Mist. Croup is a viral infection that classically produces a "barky" cough. If your child is not in any distress, warm steam or cool mist can help alleviate the cough. If they are in distress, call your pediatrician immediately. Read more...
Get seen. A dose of steroids often helps quite a bit. Seeing your doctor will help you to get that prescription. Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup. Read more...
Possibile treatment. You may be experiencing bronchospasm associated with some airway inflammation. This can occur post-infection or as a component of chronic bronchitis, caused by smoking, a form of copd. Treatment includes bronchodilator and steroid inhalers. Further treatment depends upon other symptoms present and physical exam findings. See your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. If you smoke, you need to quit. Read more...

My son woke up with a croupy cough what is a good at home treatment?

Your telephone . Use it to call your son's doctor and find out if he is very sick, or whether this is just a virus that will go away on its own. Read more...