Quick Facts about Croup

Quick Facts help you understand Croup but aware not a substitute for diagnosis and treatment by your doctor

inflammation of the vocal cords and windpipe, with a barking cough. Often accompanied by cold type symptoms.

often through the eyes, nose or mouth, by contact with infected persons or the air or objects around them.

See Doctors Report Prevention Steps for personal hygiene and other important techniques. Breastfeeding is reported to reduce the likelihood of being infected for infants and small children.

Seek immediate medical attention if a child makes noisy, high- pitched sounds when inhaling, begins drooling or has difficulty swallowing, seems agitated or irritable, struggles to breath or develops blue or grayish skin around the nose, mouth or fingernails. Your doctor's guidance is always key. And take plenty of fluids with rest.

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