Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Peaches | 2012/07/04

Q.

Croup

Hi Professor,

I think my 3 year old son has Croup. His cough sounds very deep, almost animal like. He struggles to swallow his food and often gags on it and then spits it out on his plate. The cough seems bad at night. He has no fever but is quite irritable. I have started him on the nebulizer and am giving him Benylin cough syrup, is this correct?

Thank you.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Yes this is the correct treatment. If there is no improvement after 24 hours or if he becomes distressed or his breathing becomes rapid or he strains to breathe, he must be seen by a doctor

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