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What's the best treatment to get rid of stridor?
5 doctors weighed in

Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: See a doctor
Stridor is usually caused by swelling of the vocal cords or the nearby tissues of the airway and larynx.
This can be dangerous or deadly if it triggers a laryngospasm. Prednisone or some other steroid treatment is the most effective to get the swelling down. In urgent or emergent cases Epinephrine in a nebulizer can be used as well.

In brief: See a doctor
Stridor is usually caused by swelling of the vocal cords or the nearby tissues of the airway and larynx.
This can be dangerous or deadly if it triggers a laryngospasm. Prednisone or some other steroid treatment is the most effective to get the swelling down. In urgent or emergent cases Epinephrine in a nebulizer can be used as well.
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
Dr. Thomas Byrnes
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine
In brief: If mild
Croup is usually mild illness managed at home.
Help with cool m?ist, placing child near vaporizerI if you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in child’s bedroom may be helpful. Seek ER if cool mist not clearing up stridor in 15 minutes, repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing child’s chest or stomach retracting, bluish lips,lethargy,drooling,neck pain,stiffness

In brief: If mild
Croup is usually mild illness managed at home.
Help with cool m?ist, placing child near vaporizerI if you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in child’s bedroom may be helpful. Seek ER if cool mist not clearing up stridor in 15 minutes, repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing child’s chest or stomach retracting, bluish lips,lethargy,drooling,neck pain,stiffness
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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Dr. Martin Tyson
Addiction Medicine
In brief: Race mic epi
Racemic Epinephrine nebulizer, possibly with addition of steroids.

In brief: Race mic epi
Racemic Epinephrine nebulizer, possibly with addition of steroids.
Dr. Martin Tyson
Dr. Martin Tyson
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