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My mom watches my 6 month old son. Recently she was diagnosed with croup. Should I be worried and have my son checked out? He has a slight cough.
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Dr. David Wyatt
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The viruses that can cause a "croup" infection are very contagious - especially to children.

In brief: Yes
The viruses that can cause a "croup" infection are very contagious - especially to children.
Dr. David Wyatt
Dr. David Wyatt
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
In brief: Odd diagnosis
Croup is a label applied to a symptomatic infection of the airway in kids 6 mo to 6 yrs of age with a specific pattern of symptoms.
I have seen it as old as 8, but have never seen the term used for anyone older, particularly an adult. I wouldn't look to the kids slight cough any more than any other time.Monitor and call in to the doc if you are concerned.

In brief: Odd diagnosis
Croup is a label applied to a symptomatic infection of the airway in kids 6 mo to 6 yrs of age with a specific pattern of symptoms.
I have seen it as old as 8, but have never seen the term used for anyone older, particularly an adult. I wouldn't look to the kids slight cough any more than any other time.Monitor and call in to the doc if you are concerned.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
In brief: Maybe
If your son is acting sick then he should be see.
Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup.

In brief: Maybe
If your son is acting sick then he should be see.
Watch http://www.Youtube.Com/watch?V=bf5sxehpgck to learn more about croup.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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