Proper diagnosis. A croupy cough can be from asthma, and it needs to be treated properly. You need to see your doctor about it.
Take to pediatrician. Take to pediatrician for a closer look at the 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Croupy cough. Take your child to the washroom, and turn on the hot shower and have him breath in the hot steam the child for 30 minutes. Use a vaporizer at night as well as elevating the mattress. Use salt water nose drops if the child's nose is running. Tea and honey may help and avoid milk because milk makes mucus.
What to do if I always get a "croupy" cough at least one time in the winter. Could it be due to my fireplace?
Probably Not. Once a year suggests that you have an occasional viral infection. The fireplace should bother you much more often.
Croupy cough. Croupy cough is a barking cough.
Croup. A child may sound like a seal barking. This is due to the narrowing of the upper air way as the air passes through. Most cases of croup are of viral origin. Sometimes a drastic change in weather may bring on a croupy cough. This form of croup is usually afebrile. Viral coughs maybe accompanied by high fevers. If a child has not been immunized, has croup with high fever suspect epiglottis an emerge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.