Humidity May Not Help Kids With Croup

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´╗┐Humidity May Not Help Kids With Croup

Humidity May Not Help Kids With Croup


Most Children Get Better Without Treatment

Recognizing Trouble Signs


While most children with croup will get better within a short time, some do need urgent medical care.

The AAP recommends seeking treatment immediately if the child:
  • Makes a whistling sound that gets louder with each breath
  • Can't speak for lack of breath
  • Seems to be struggling to get a breath
  • Seems very pale or has a bluish mouth or fingernails
  • Drools or has extreme difficulty swallowing saliva
  • Keeps making the abnormal, high-pitched breathing sound, known medically as stridor, while resting

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