Croup: Respiratory infection with a characteristic cough.
More detailed information about the symptoms,
causes, and treatments of Croup is available below.
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
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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...»
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treatments for Croup
Home Diagnostic Testing
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- Child Behavior: Home Testing
- Child General Health: Home Testing
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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
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Causes of Croup
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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 common...read 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 cold....read 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 a...read 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 be...read 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"...read 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 can...read more »
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Prognosis for Croup
Prognosis for Croup:
Most children recover without harm. However, various severe symptoms and complications need urgent medical attention.
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Research about Croup
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Clinical Trials for Croup
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and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.
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Statistics for Croup
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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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