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Treatments for Croup

Treatment List for Croup

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Croup includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Mild cases have simple treatment but breathing problems may need emergency treatment
  • Home treatment - in most cases the child can be cared for at home unless severe symptoms arise.
  • Steam inhalation - such as by steaming up the bathroom.
  • Steam inhalation with tincture
  • Steam inhalation with benzoin
  • Seek medical advice if croup does not settle after steam therapy
  • Humidifier
  • Vaporiser
  • Mild sedatives - under medical advice
  • Mild painkillers - under medical advice
  • Clear fluids
  • Keep child warm
  • Avoid cold weather - may trigger an attack
  • Emergency treatment - for breathing difficulties
  • Intubation
  • Emergency tracheotomy
  • Antibiotics are not helpful
  • Avoid smoking or exposure to passive smoke
  • Acetaminophen
  • Ibuprofen - but ask your doctor first.
  • Avoid aspirin - because of Reye's syndrome
  • Avoid dehydration
  • Maintenance of effective oxygenation and ventilation
  • Corticosteroids
  • Dexamathasone
  • Prednisolone
  • Nebulised epinephrine
  • Antibiotics are not indicated
  • Decadron
  • Daltasone
  • Prelone
  • Budesonide
  • Pulmicort respules
  • Nebulised vasoconstrictotrs
  • Adrenaline

Alternative Treatments for Croup

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Croup may include:

  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Hepar sulph homeopathic remedy
  • Lachesis homeopathic remedy
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
  • Spongia homeopathic remedy
  • more treatments »

Croup: Is the Diagnosis Correct?

The first step in getting correct treatment is to get a correct diagnosis. Differential diagnosis list for Croup may include:

Hidden causes of Croup may be incorrectly diagnosed:

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Croup: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Croup:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Croup include:

  • Dexamethasone
  • Methylprednisolone
  • A-Methapred
  • Depmedalone-40
  • Depmedalone-80
  • Depo-Medrol
  • Enpak Refill
  • Mar-Pred 40
  • Medrol
  • Medrol Acne Lotion
  • Medrol Enpak
  • Medrol Veriderm Cream
  • Meprolone
  • Neo-Medrol Acne Lotion
  • Neo-Medrol Veriderm
  • Rep-Pred 80
  • Solu-Medrol

Latest treatments for Croup:

The following are some of the latest treatments for Croup:

Hospital statistics for Croup:

These medical statistics relate to hospitals, hospitalization and Croup:

  • 0.07% (8,982) of hospital consultant episodes were for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 72% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 28% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 98% of hospital consultant episodes for acute obstructive laryngitis or croup and epiglottitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
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Hospitals & Medical Clinics: Croup

Research quality ratings and patient incidents/safety measures for hospitals and medical facilities in specialties related to Croup:

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