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Croup Treatments

Croup: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Croup from various sources may include:

  • Maintenance of effective oxygenation and ventilation
  • Corticosteroids
  • Dexamathasone
  • Prednisolone
  • Nebulised epinephrine
  • Antibiotics are not indicated
  • Decadron
  • Daltasone
  • Prelone
  • Budesonide
  • Pulmicort respules
  • Nebulised vasoconstrictotrs
  • Adrenaline

Treatments for Croup

The following treatments are listed for Croup in our knowledge base:

  • 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

Alternative Treatments for Croup

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Croup in various sources may include:

  • Belladonna homeopathic remedy
  • Hepar sulph homeopathic remedy
  • Lachesis homeopathic remedy
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
  • Spongia homeopathic remedy
  • Antimonium tart homeopathic remedy
  • Kali bichromicum homeopathic remedy
  • Remain calm by your child
  • Sit in or near a steamy shower
  • Cold air
  • Humidifier (cool or warm)
  • Oral fever reducer
  • Hydration
  • Sleep near your child
  • Homeopathy
  • Chinese medicine
  • Ayurveda

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Croup:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Croup may 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 medications/drugs/procedures are some of the latest treatments for Croup:

Treatments for Causes of Croup

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Croup:

More causes: not all possible causes for Croup are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Croup.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Croup:

The following list of conditions have 'Croup' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Croup:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Croup' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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