Croup is an inflammation of the vocal chords in the larynx which is usually caused by a viral infection. The swelling caused by the inflammation causes the 'crowing' sound and 'barking' cough with breathing. This condition usually clears up quite quickly unless it is not caused by a viral infection but rarely by a bacterial infection known as haemophilus.Your daughter has been ill for longer than expected on the correct treatment. She may well need a course of antibiotics to clear her infection. Continue with the Pulmicort and adrenaline nebs as advised by the paediatrician.If she still has croup she should be seen by a paediatrician and started on the correct antibiotic.
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