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Why does my son continue to catch croup?

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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Croup

Croup is usually casued by a virus and is usually seen during the winter season.
If a child has croup like symptoms during the wrong season or has recurrent croup, her/his airway may need to be evaluated by flexibel bronchoscopy to make sure that there are no structural abnormalities of the upper airway (congenital or acquired).

In brief: Croup

Croup is usually casued by a virus and is usually seen during the winter season.
If a child has croup like symptoms during the wrong season or has recurrent croup, her/his airway may need to be evaluated by flexibel bronchoscopy to make sure that there are no structural abnormalities of the upper airway (congenital or acquired).
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: More symptom than dx

Croup is a collection of illnesses/events where a coughing child makes the "croup"noise when they cough hard & their rubbery airways vibrate.
It is most common from 6mo to 6 yrs but rare after the airway firms up. Several different viruses can trigger the process & a rare asthma like spasmotic croup occurs in some. Discuss your situation with your dr. Recurrence doesn't mean bad lungs/immunity.

In brief: More symptom than dx

Croup is a collection of illnesses/events where a coughing child makes the "croup"noise when they cough hard & their rubbery airways vibrate.
It is most common from 6mo to 6 yrs but rare after the airway firms up. Several different viruses can trigger the process & a rare asthma like spasmotic croup occurs in some. Discuss your situation with your dr. Recurrence doesn't mean bad lungs/immunity.
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