Link to MamasHealth.com

Infections

Adenovirus
Anthrax
Avian Flu
Battle the Cold
Black Fever
Bronchitis

Chicken Pox
Cholera
Colds and Cruises
Cold Season
Coxsackie Virus
Croup
Cytomegalovirus
Dengue Fever
Diphtheria
Ear Infection
Ebola
Epiglottitis
Fight the Flu
Flu
Flu Vaccine
Glandular Fever
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Laryngitis
Leprosy
Lice
Lyme Disease
Mad Cow Disease
Malaria
Measles
Meningitis
Mono
Mumps
Pertussis
Pink Eye
Pinworms
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rheumataic Fever
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
RSV
Sarcoidosis
SARS
Shigella Enteritis
Scarlet Fever
Smallpox
Sore Throat
Stomach Flu
Strep Throat
Super Infections
Swine Flu
Tetanus
Thrush
Tonsilitis
Tuberculosis
Typhoid Fever
Valley Fever
West Nile Virus
Whooping Cough
Yellow Fever

Links

Promote your product

Support Groups

 

Croup

What is Croup?

Croup is an infection of the larynx (voice box), trachea (windpipe), and bronchial tubes (airways). It often worsens at night and improves in the morning. Croup usually lasts about 3 days. However, once croup is over, the cough may persist.

Croup usually occurs during the winter months and early spring. The symptoms are most severe in children younger than 3 years of age. Symptoms can also worsen at night and when the child is crying or upset.

Symptoms of Croup

The most common symptoms are: difficulty breathing and loud cough.

Emergency Symptoms

You should take your child to the emergency room if he or she has any of these symptoms:

  • drooling or extreme difficulty coughing
  • inability to bend the neck forward
  • blue lips
  • pitched noises when inhaling
  • heart rate greater than 160 beats per minute
  • rapid, or difficult breathing
  • pale skin
  • excessive perspiration
  • anxiousness
  • inability to speak

What causes Croup?

Croup is caused by a virus. It usually affects children between the ages of 3 months and 5 years. Boys are more often affected than girls.

How is Croup Transmitted?

Croup is transmitted through person to person contact.

Can Croup be Treated?

Croup can be treated. Your doctor will prescribe medicines to help the symptoms of croup. Use of a humidifier may be suggested to ease the coughing and pain.

Antibiotics will not be prescribed because croup is caused by a virus and antibiotics do not affect viruses.

We'll teach you how to #LiveTo100!

Join our newsletter!

Accessibility Policy| Terms Of Use| Privacy Policy| Advertise with Us| Contact Us| Newsletter

RSS| Sitemap| Careers

Mamas Health Inc. does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and use of this website constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Use.

©2000 - 2017 MamasHealth, Inc.™. All rights reserved