Croup (also called laryngotracheobronchitis) is a disease which afflicts infants and young children, typically aged between 3 months and 5 years. It is characterized by a harsh 'barking' cough, inspiratory stridor and fever.

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... Croup is breathing difficulty accompanied by a "barking" cough. Croup, which is swelling around the vocal cords, is common in infants and children and can have a variety of causes. ...
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Croup may also refer to the rump of a quadruped (see croupier). Croup (also ...
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Signs and symptoms
... Signs and symptoms of croup may include: Loud, harsh, barking cough, which can happen in intermittent outbursts Mild to moderate difficulty with breathing, especially noisy when inhaling Fever Hoarse ...
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Causes
... The cause of croup is many of the same viruses responsible for common colds. The most common viruses are parainfluenza viruses. Parainfluenza viruses spread by respiratory secretions or droplets in th...
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Throat Disorders Prevention

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Prevention
... Frequent hand washing and avoiding contact with others with respiratory infections are good ways to prevent colds and croup. Immediate attention to a noisy cough may be the best prevention for croup. ...
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Complications
... The biggest concern with croup is whether severe breathing difficulty will develop. Some infants and children with severe croup may need to be admitted to an intensive care unit for observation and br...
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Treatment
... If you''ve taken your child to the doctor because self-care steps haven''t relieved your child''s symptoms, your doctor may prescribe a corticosteroid such as dexamethasone. Corticosteroids are medica...
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Croup and Your Child
... What is croup? "Croup" is the term used to describe the harsh cough that accompanies a respiratory illness. Croup is a respiratory infection that affects children, mainly during fall and win...
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Overview
... It''s the middle of the night, and a loud barking cough from your child''s room suddenly awakens you. Although the loudness and harshness of your child''s cough may frighten both of you, stay calm. Th...
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Throat Disorders Treatment

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Croup
... What could be more frightening than to awaken during the night to the sound of your child gasping for air and "barking like a seal". Yet these are the classical signs of croup, a respiratory infection...
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