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How contagious is croup?
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Dr. Bradley Younggren
Emergency Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: LIke a common cold
Croup is caused by a virus and is contagious.
To put it in perspective, it is as contagious as a common cold. Good hand washing with soap and water or with hand-gel will decrease the risk of transmission.

In brief: LIke a common cold
Croup is caused by a virus and is contagious.
To put it in perspective, it is as contagious as a common cold. Good hand washing with soap and water or with hand-gel will decrease the risk of transmission.
Dr. Bradley Younggren
Dr. Bradley Younggren
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Contagious
Croup caused by virus spread with air droplets.
Signs of respiratory infection, such as a runny nose or cough.Barking noise or stridor from swelling in airway /larynx.Croup lasts five or six days and highly contagious in children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years (the average age is 2 years),Adults can become infected with same virus that caused their child’s croup usually less symptoms.

In brief: Contagious
Croup caused by virus spread with air droplets.
Signs of respiratory infection, such as a runny nose or cough.Barking noise or stridor from swelling in airway /larynx.Croup lasts five or six days and highly contagious in children between the ages of 3 months and 6 years (the average age is 2 years),Adults can become infected with same virus that caused their child’s croup usually less symptoms.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very
Transmitted by direct contact and respiratory droplets.

In brief: Very
Transmitted by direct contact and respiratory droplets.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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