Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Melissa | 2011/07/09

Q.

Croup

What causes croup and can smote or other things cause it to reoccur?

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Croup is usually caused by a virus infection affecting the larynx or voice box area. The infection causes swelling of the vocal chords.Smoke can certainly cause irritation to a child who has croup and may worsen the problem the child has with breathing.

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