Childhood Diseases

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Posted by: Zee01 | 2010-02-26

Q.

Croup.....

Good morning doc!

Hope you can please give me advice...

We had my LO at the doc last week tuesday, she then had croup, but it only started, so we thought we caught it early....
She has been getting physio as well from friday, till yesterday.
We nebulise her with Pulmicort and Kombivent at least once a day.
She improved a lot, until last night!
She started with a very bad cough again.
I gave her some alcoughalics, and put the humidifier on in her room, but none of that seemed to help.
I eventually went to sit with her and held her upright for a while, and after that she slept better for a while, but then the coughing started again.

Gave her some bisolven this morning and my hubby decided to neb her with the pulmicort, adrinaline and kombivent as she did not stop coughing.

Her normal doctor is not available today....
The physio listened to her lungs yesterday and she said there is not really any phlegm left...

Please tell me if we are doing the right things?!
She has not have a fever and I know her last 4 teeth are coming out! With her, teething leads to croup....

What else can I do for my Little girl?
O, she is 21 months old!

Thank you very very much!
And sorry for the long post!

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

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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Posted by: Zee01 | 2010-02-26

O, and we gave her prelone for 5 days last week.
When is it necessary to start it again?
What does it actually help with?

Thank you so so much!!

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