Childhood Diseases

Posted by: Charldene | 2011/02/28


Bad chest and pets

I have 3 kids aged 6 years, 4 years, 18 months respectively, a couple of months ago my 18month old girl was diagnoised with croup it comes and goes without warning. people tell me i should keep my dogs out of the house permantely (although they only come in for about 2 hours a day. could this be the cause of her bad chest? Please advise

Expert's Reply



Croup is not an allergic condition but is usually caused by a virus infection.Many young children go through a a stage of having repeated episodes of croup and then they grow out of this problem usually by the age of 5 years. You dog is not the cause of your little girl's croup.

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Posted by: charldene | 2011/02/28

Thanks I nebulise her when her chest gets really bad

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Posted by: Purple | 2011/02/28

Use a humidifier in her room, that will help to ease the cough.

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