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Croup: Introduction

Croup: Respiratory infection with a characteristic cough. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Croup is available below.

Croup: Symptoms

Croup's severity is difficult to assess. Although the harsh cough usually sounds bad, making both parents and child anxious, many cases are not serious. However, serious cases can occur, and it is important to pay attention to the child's condition, and seek medical advice. Some of the severe conditions that may arise and definitely need immediate ...more symptoms »

Symptoms of Croup

Treatments for Croup

  • 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
  • more treatments...»

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Croup?

Croup: Related Patient Stories

Croup: Deaths

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Alternative Treatments for Croup

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed in various sources as possibly beneficial for Croup may include:

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

Croup: Complications

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Causes of Croup

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Disease Topics Related To Croup

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Croup: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Croup

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most more »

Sinusitis is overdiagnosed: There is a tendency to give a diagnosis of sinusitis, when the condition is really a harmless complication of another infection, such as a common more »

Whooping cough often undiagnosed: Although most children in the Western world have been immunized against whooping cough (also called "pertussis"), this protection wears off after about 15 years. Thus, any teen or adult with more »

Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to more »

Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure. The "cuff" more »

Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients. These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines more »

Croup: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Croup

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Croup: Rare Types

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Latest Treatments for Croup

Croup: Animations

Prognosis for Croup

Prognosis for Croup: Most children recover without harm. However, various severe symptoms and complications need urgent medical attention.

Research about Croup

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Clinical Trials for Croup

The US based website lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Statistics for Croup

Croup: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Croup:

A condition characterized by resonant barking cough, hoarseness and persistant stridor and caused by allergy, foreign body, infection, or neoplasm. It occurs chiefly in infants and children. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A disease of infants and young children; harsh coughing and hoarseness and fever and difficult breathing - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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