Posted by: CHARLENE | 2011/05/04



my child of 2 has been rushed to hospital last night - couldn''t breath.
they found it to be kroep.
is there anything i can do? will it occur again. can you email response please.

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Croup is very common indeed at this age. It is usually caused by a virus infection of the larynx [the voicebox]Croup can certainly occur again and often does. Your son's paediatrician will advise the correct treatment to use in case he gets croup again. It may be a good idea to get hold of a nebuliser in order to be able to use a special inhalation called Pulmicort for short periods.

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Posted by: Lezil | 2011/05/04

My son also suffers from Croup. There isn''t anything you can do to prevent it except to try not to let him get sick. Yes it can re-occur. The treatment for it is normally cortisone and nebuliser.

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