Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: IZEL | 2009/06/15

Q.

DO' S AND DONT' S TO PREVENT CROUP

HI
MY SON WAS RECENTLY DIAGNOSED WITH CROUP, BUT HE' S HEALTHY AGAIN. HE IS 30 MONTHS NOW.
I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE DO' S AND DONT' S IS IF WE WANT TO PREVENT HIM FROM GETTING CROUP AGAIN, BECAUSE PEOPLE SAY IF YOU GET IT ONCE, YOU WILL HAVE IT UNTILL ABOUT 6YEARS OF AGE.

Expert's Reply

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Paediatrician

There are no specific avoidance measures that you can take to avoid your son getting croup again. In most cases croup is a one off illness and less commonly children go on to develop a condition called spasmodic croup which is not very severe and croup episodes occur to about 5 years of age. If you are concerned about your son getting another episode of croup then you can use a nebuliser with a special sachet called Pulmicort at the first sign of croup, but you will have to speak to your paediatrician about this.

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009/06/15

I use a 50/50 mix of mucospec and Broncese at the first signs of croup and nebulise within 8 hours it' s gone.

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