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Should a child be giving medicine for croup?

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David Bracho
General Practice
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In brief: Mostly treat symptom

Croup or laryngotracheobronchitis is a upper respiratory infection of viral origin and as such is normally self-limiting.
A child with croup is generally treated for his symptoms, much like other upper respiratory infections. However, if the child displays severe symptoms, such as very difficult breathing, or cyanosis (blue complexion), then they should be examined by a doctor immediately.

In brief: Mostly treat symptom

Croup or laryngotracheobronchitis is a upper respiratory infection of viral origin and as such is normally self-limiting.
A child with croup is generally treated for his symptoms, much like other upper respiratory infections. However, if the child displays severe symptoms, such as very difficult breathing, or cyanosis (blue complexion), then they should be examined by a doctor immediately.
David Bracho
David Bracho
Answer assisted by David Bracho, Medical Student
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: No Cures

Croup is generally cauased by a viral infection.
Thus antibiotics do not help.There are medicines that may minimize the symptoms.For these, call your pediatrician.

In brief: No Cures

Croup is generally cauased by a viral infection.
Thus antibiotics do not help.There are medicines that may minimize the symptoms.For these, call your pediatrician.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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