CroupCCroupCroupEnglishInfectious DiseasesBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)TracheaTracheaConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Sore throat2019-04-01T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC;Laura Galvis-Blanco, MD7.2000000000000071.30000000000001069.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Croup is a viral infection that causes airway inflammation, making it difficult to breathe. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of croup. </p><h2>What is croup?</h2><p>Croup is a common childhood illness that is caused by a viral infection. The virus causes swelling in the upper airways, including the larynx (the upper airway between the throat and the trachea) and the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=lung-child">trachea</a> (the windpipe or airway passage from the larynx to the lungs).</p><p>The swelling can cause changes in your child’s voice and make breathing difficult. Your child may develop a hoarse voice, barking cough or a high pitched wheezing sound when they breathe in (stridor). This is especially likely in younger children, because their airways are smaller.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Croup</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Croup_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Normal larynx with trachea and vocal cords identified and inflamed larynx with swollen vocal cords and surrounding structures" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Croup is an infection that affects the upper part of the airway (larynx or voice box, and trachea or windpipe). This leads to swelling and narrowing of the airway.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Croup is a common childhood illness that is caused by a viral infection.</li><li>For most children, croup is a mild illness that can be managed at home. There is no medicine that will make the virus go away faster, but there are ways to make your child more comfortable.</li><li>If croup is more severe, take your child to see a doctor.</li> </ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of croup</h2><p>Croup usually begins like a regular cold, with nasal congestion and dry cough. Usually by day two or three, the cough becomes barky, the voice becomes hoarse and patients can develop a noisy breathing called stridor. Stridor is a high-pitched noise that occurs when breathing in through narrowed airways. In mild croup, your child may have stridor only when crying or coughing. If croup gets worse, your child may also have stridor when relaxed or sleeping, and may have trouble breathing.</p><p>Other symptoms of croup include: </p><ul><li>harsh "barking" cough</li><li>noisy breathing (stridor)</li><li>trouble breathing</li><li>hoarse voice</li><li>mild sore throat</li><li>runny or <a href="/Article?contentid=778&language=English">stuffy nose</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a></li></ul><h3>Croup usually lasts for about one week</h3><p>The viruses that cause croup usually last about one week. The barking cough and noisy breathing are usually worse during the first two or three days, and often worse at night.</p><h2>How did my child get croup?</h2><p>Croup is caused by viruses that spread easily from person to person. These viruses are spread when a sick person coughs or sneezes.</p><h2>What can doctors do for croup?</h2><h3>Steroid medicine</h3><p>Your doctor may prescribe a steroid medicine called <a href="/Article?contentid=221&language=English">dexamethasone</a> to be taken by mouth. This medicine works to reduce the swelling in the airways. It takes a few hours for the steroid medicine to work fully, and the effect lasts for 24 to 36 hours. Usually only one or two doses are needed.</p><h3>Epinephrine</h3><p>In the Emergency Department, if your child is having severe problems breathing, your child may be given a medicine called epinephrine. This is given with a mask that sprays epinephrine into your child's airways. This medicine will reduce the swelling in your child's airways very quickly. The effect lasts for about four hours. After four hours, the swelling may come back and your child may have problems breathing again. If epinephrine is needed, the doctor will want your child to stay in the Emergency Department for four to six hours or the doctor may keep your child in the hospital until their symptoms improve.</p><h3>Croup can spread easily</h3><p>The viruses that cause croup are spread easily from one person to another, especially during the first few days. Keep your child home from daycare or school until the fever is gone and the barky cough has gone away. Keep your child away from young babies (under two months old) as much as you can.</p><p>Adults can become infected with the same virus that caused their child's croup. However, adults and older children have larger airways, and the illness is usually mild and can seem more like a cold.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <h3>Call your child's doctor if:</h3> <ul> <li>the fever lasts more than three days</li> <li>the cough lasts more than one week</li> <li>your child is having noisy breathing</li> <li>your child complains of an earache</li> <li>you have other concerns or questions</li> </ul> <h3>Take your child to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911 if:</h3> <ul> <li>the cool mist does not clear up the stridor in 15 minutes</li> <li>your child has repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing</li> <li>your child's chest or stomach is pulling in while breathing</li> <li>your child's lips look blue or purple</li> <li>your child starts drooling or spitting, has difficulty swallowing or refuses to drink</li> <li>your child has neck pain or neck stiffness</li> <li>your child seems lethargic (very sleepy) or irritable (very cranky)</li> <li>your child stops drinking or urinating</li> </ul>
الخانوقاالخانوقCroupArabicInfectious DiseasesBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)TracheaTracheaConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Sore throat2009-10-16T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC6.0000000000000074.0000000000000687.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>الخانوق هو مرض شائع في مرحلة الطفولة. من اعراض الخانوق هي السعال والحمى والصوت الخشن. احصل على نصائح لعلاج الخانوق عند الاطفال هنا.</p>
哮吼哮吼CroupChineseSimplifiedInfectious DiseasesBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)TracheaTracheaConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Sore throat2019-04-01T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPCFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>哮吼是一种病毒性感染,会引起气管发炎、呼吸困难。了解哮吼症状、接触传染和治疗。</p><h2>要点</h2><ul><li>哮吼是由病毒感染引起的一种常见的儿童期疾病。</li><li>大多数患儿的哮吼病症都较轻微,在家中即可得到控制。并没有药物能加速清除引起哮吼的病毒,但您可以采取一些方法,减轻孩子的不适。</li><li>如果孩子的哮吼病症较为严重,请带其就医。</li></ul>
哮吼哮吼CroupChineseTraditionalInfectious DiseasesBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)TracheaTracheaConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Sore throat2019-04-01T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPCFlat ContentHealth A-Z<p>哮吼是一種病毒感染,可使氣道發炎,患者因此呼吸困難。閱讀本文,瞭解哮吼的症狀和治療方法。<br></p><h2>什麼是哮吼?</h2><p>哮吼是由病毒感染引起的一種常見的兒童期疾病。這一病毒會導致上呼吸道腫脹,包括喉頭(舌根至氣管之間的上呼吸道)和氣管(從喉頭到肺部的氣管通道)腫脹。</p><p>腫脹可導致患兒的聲音發生變化,並使其難以呼吸。孩子的聲音可能會變得嘶啞,咳嗽聲音類似狗吠,或是在吸氣時發出高頻的喘息聲(也稱為喘鳴)。年齡較小的患兒氣道更為狹窄,所以這些症狀更常見。</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">哮吼</span> <img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Croup_MED_ILL_CN.jpg" alt="氣管和聲帶明晰可見的正常喉部,以及聲帶和周圍結構腫脹的發炎喉部" /> <figcaption class="asset-image-caption">哮吼是一種影響上呼吸道(喉頭和氣管)的感染,可導致氣道腫脹、狹窄。</figcaption> </figure><h2>要點</h2><ul><li>哮吼是由病毒感染引起的一種常見的兒童期疾病。</li><li>大多數患兒的哮吼病症都較輕微,在家中即可得到控制。並沒有藥物能加速清除引起哮吼的病毒,但您可以採取一些方法,減輕孩子的不適。</li><li>如果孩子的哮吼病症較為嚴重,請帶其就醫。</li></ul>
Diphtérie laryngienneDDiphtérie laryngienneCroupFrenchInfectious DiseasesBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)TracheaTracheaConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Sore throat2019-04-01T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC;Laura Galvis-Blanco, MD7.2000000000000071.3000000000000687.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>La diphtérie laryngienne est une infection virale se manifestant par l’inflammation des voies respiratoires, ce qui entraîne des difficultés à respirer. Apprenez-en davantage sur les symptômes et le traitement de la diphtérie laryngienne.</p><h2>Qu’est-ce que la diphtérie laryngienne?</h2><p>La diphtérie laryngienne est une maladie infantile courante causée par une infection virale. Le virus cause le gonflement des voies respiratoires supérieures, y compris le larynx (partie supérieure des voies respiratoires reliant la gorge et la trachée) et la trachée (partie des voies respiratoires reliant le larynx et les poumons) (en anglais seulement).</p><p>Cette enflure peut provoquer des changements dans la voix des enfants et entraver leur respiration. Une voix rauque, une toux qui ressemble à des jappements ou une respiration sifflante stridente (stridor) peuvent se manifester surtout chez les bébés et les jeunes enfants en raison de leurs voies respiratoires supérieures plus étroites.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Diphtérie laryngienne</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Croup_MED_ILL_FR.jpg" alt="Un larynx normal avec la trachée et les cordes vocales identifiées et un larynx inflammé" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Le croup est une infection qui affecte les cordes vocales (larynx) et la trachée (conduit aérifère). Ceci entraîne une inflammation des cordes vocales et le rétrécissement des voies respiratoires.</figcaption> </figure> <h2>À r​etenir</h2> <ul> <li>La diphtérie laryngienne est une maladie infantile courante causée par une infection virale.</li> <li>Chez la plupart des enfants, la diphtérie laryngienne est une maladie bénigne qui peut se soigner à domicile. Aucun médicament ne permettra d’éliminer le virus plus rapidement, mais il existe des moyens de soulager votre enfant.</li> <li>Si la diphtérie laryngienne a des effets graves sur votre enfant, consultez un médecin.</li> </ul><h2>Symptômes de la diphtérie laryngienne</h2><p>La diphtérie laryngienne se manifeste habituellement comme un rhume accompagné d’une congestion nasale et d’une toux sèche. Après deux ou trois jours, la toux ressemble à des aboiements, la voix est rauque et les patients peuvent respirer bruyamment en émettant un stridor. Le stridor est un bruit aigu qui se produit à l’inspiration parce que les voies respiratoires sont rétrécies. Dans les cas légers de diphtérie laryngienne, le stridor peut ne se manifester que lorsque votre enfant pleure ou tousse. Toutefois, si l’infection s’aggrave, votre enfant pourrait produire ce bruit même lorsqu’il est calme ou qu’il dort et avoir du mal à respirer.</p><ul><li>toux rauque ressemblant à un aboiement,</li><li>respiration bruyante (stridor),</li><li>difficulté à respirer,</li><li>voix enrouée,</li><li>mal de gorge léger,</li><li>écoulement ou <a href="/Article?contentid=778&language=French">congestion nasal</a>,</li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=French">fièvre</a>.</li></ul><h3>La diphtérie laryngienne dur​​e généralement 1 semaine environ</h3><p>​En règle générale, la durée de vie des virus à l’origine de la diphtérie laryngienne est d’une semaine environ. La toux aboyante et la respiration bruyante sont habituellement plus marquées au cours des deux ou trois premiers jours et empirent souvent pendant la nuit.</p><h2>Comment mon enfant a-t-il contracté la diphtérie laryngienne?</h2><p>La diphtérie laryngienne est causée par des virus qui se propagent facilement d’une personne à l’autre lorsqu’une personne infectée tousse ou éternue.</p><h2>Que peuvent f​aire les médecins contre la diphtérie laryngienne?</h2><h3>Médicament à base de stéroïdes</h3><p>Pour réduire l’enflure des voies respiratoires, votre médecin peut prescrire un corticostéroïde, appelé <a href="/Article?contentid=221&language=French">dexaméthasone</a>, à prendre oralement. Ce médicament agit pleinement en quelques heures, et son effet dure de 24 à 36 heures. Seules une ou deux doses sont généralement requises.</p><h3>Épinéphrine</h3><p>Une fois au service des urgences, on pourra administrer à votre enfant qui a beaucoup de mal à respirer un médicament appelé épinéphrine à l’aide d’un masque qui le vaporise dans les voies respiratoires. Ce médicament y réduira l’enflure très rapidement. L’effet de l’épinéphrine dure environ 4 heures. Au bout de cette période, les voies respiratoires peuvent enfler de nouveau et les difficultés respiratoires peuvent recommencer. Si l’épinéphrine est utilisée, le médecin traitant souhaitera que votre enfant reste au service des urgences pour une période de 4 à 6 heures pour s’assurer que ses symptômes diminuent d’intensité.</p><h3>La diphtérie laryngienn​e peut se propager facilement</h3><p>Les virus de la diphtérie laryngienne sont contagieux (se transmettent facilement d’une personne à l’autre), surtout les premiers jours de la maladie. Gardez alors votre enfant à la maison; il ne doit pas aller au service de garde ou à l’école tant que la fièvre et la toux aboyante persistent. Dans la mesure du possible, faites en sorte d’éviter que votre enfant entre en contact avec des bébés de moins de 2 mois.</p><p>Les adultes peuvent être infectés par le virus à l’origine de la diphtérie laryngienne de leur enfant. Cependant, chez les adultes et les enfants plus âgés, dont les voies respiratoires sont plus grandes, les symptômes sont généralement légers et peuvent davantage ressembler à ceux d’un rhume.</p><h2>Quand consult​er un médecin</h2> <h3>Appelez le médecin de vot​re enfant dans les situations suivantes :</h3> <ul> <li>la fièvre dure plus de trois jours,</li> <li>la toux persiste plus d’une semaine,</li> <li>la respiration est bruyante,</li> <li>votre enfant se plaint d’un mal d’oreille,</li> <li>l’état de votre enfant soulève d’autres questions ou préoccupations.</li> </ul> <h3>Rendez-vous au service d’urgence le plus proche ou composez immédiatement le 911 si votre enfant :</h3> <ul> <li>continue d’émettre des stridors au bout de 15 minutes d’exposition à une brume froide,</li> <li>a des épisodes répétés de stridors ou a du mal à respirer,</li> <li>présente un enfoncement de la poitrine ou de l’estomac lorsqu’il inspire,</li> <li>semble avoir les lèvres bleutées ou violacées,</li> <li>se met à baver ou à cracher, avale difficilement ou refuse de boire,</li> <li>éprouve des douleurs ou des raideurs au cou,</li> <li>semble léthargique (très endormi) ou irritable (de très mauvaise humeur),</li> <li>cesse de boire ou d’uriner.</li> </ul>
GarrotilhoGGarrotilhoCroupPortugueseNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC74.00000000000006.00000000000000687.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>O garrotilho é uma doença da infância causada por uma infecção viral. Informe-se sobre os tratamentos e sintomas do garrotilho em crianças.</p>
ਕਰੂਪ (ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੰਘ ਦੀ ਖਰਖਰੀ ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਖੰਘ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ)ਕਰੂਪ (ਬੱਚਿਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੰਘ ਦੀ ਖਰਖਰੀ ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਖੰਘ ਹੋ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ)CroupPunjabiNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>ਸੰਘ ਦੀ ਖਰਖਰੀ (ਕਰੂਪ) ਵਾਇਰਸ ਨਾਲ ਲੱਗਣ ਵਾਲੀ ਲਾਗ ਹੁੰਦੀ ਹੈ ਜਿਸ ਕਾਰਨ ਹਵਾ (ਸਾਹ) ਵਾਲੇ ਰਸਤਿਆਂ ਵਿੱਚ ਸੋਜ ਆ ਜਾਂਦੀ ਹੈ, ਜਿਸ ਨਾਲ ਸਾਹ ਲੈਣ ਵਿੱਚ ਕਠਿਨਾਈ ਆਉਂਦੀ ਹੈ।</p>
CrupCCrupCroupSpanishNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>El crup es una infección en las vías respiratorias muy común. Los síntomas del crup afectan más a niños pequeños. Infórmese sobre el tratamiento del crup.</p>
காற்றுக்குழல் அழற்சி (கிரப்)காற்றுக்குழல் அழற்சி (கிரப்)CroupTamilNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>பிள்ளை காற்றுக் குழல் அழற்சி என்பது குழந்தை சுவாசிக்கும் போது சப்தத்தை ஏற்படுத்தக்கூடிய காற்றுக்குழாய் எரிதலை விளைவிக்கும் ஒரு வைரஸ் தொற்றுநோய்.</p>
خناقخخناقCroupUrduNAChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)NANANAAdult (19+)NA2009-10-16T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC74.00000000000006.00000000000000687.000000000000Flat ContentHealth A-Z<p>بچوں کا خناق وائرس سے ہونے والا ایک انفیکشن ہے جس کے سبب ہوا کی نالیوں میں سوزش ہوجاتی ہے اور بچے کے سانس لینے پر آواز آتی ہے۔ بچوں کے خناق کی علامات اور علاج کے بارے میں معلوم کریں۔</p>

 

 

Croup17.0000000000000CroupCroupCEnglishInfectious DiseasesBaby (1-12 months);Toddler (13-24 months);Preschooler (2-4 years);School age child (5-8 years)TracheaTracheaConditions and diseasesCaregivers Adult (19+)Cough;Fever;Sore throat2019-04-01T04:00:00ZTrent Mizzi, BSc, MD, FRCPC;Laura Galvis-Blanco, MD7.2000000000000071.30000000000001069.00000000000Health (A-Z) - ConditionsHealth A-Z<p>Croup is a viral infection that causes airway inflammation, making it difficult to breathe. Learn about the symptoms and treatment of croup. </p><h2>What is croup?</h2><p>Croup is a common childhood illness that is caused by a viral infection. The virus causes swelling in the upper airways, including the larynx (the upper airway between the throat and the trachea) and the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=lung-child">trachea</a> (the windpipe or airway passage from the larynx to the lungs).</p><p>The swelling can cause changes in your child’s voice and make breathing difficult. Your child may develop a hoarse voice, barking cough or a high pitched wheezing sound when they breathe in (stridor). This is especially likely in younger children, because their airways are smaller.</p> <figure class="asset-c-80"> <span class="asset-image-title">Croup</span><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Croup_MED_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="Normal larynx with trachea and vocal cords identified and inflamed larynx with swollen vocal cords and surrounding structures" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Croup is an infection that affects the upper part of the airway (larynx or voice box, and trachea or windpipe). This leads to swelling and narrowing of the airway.</figcaption> </figure><h2>Key points</h2><ul><li>Croup is a common childhood illness that is caused by a viral infection.</li><li>For most children, croup is a mild illness that can be managed at home. There is no medicine that will make the virus go away faster, but there are ways to make your child more comfortable.</li><li>If croup is more severe, take your child to see a doctor.</li> </ul><h2>Signs and symptoms of croup</h2><p>Croup usually begins like a regular cold, with nasal congestion and dry cough. Usually by day two or three, the cough becomes barky, the voice becomes hoarse and patients can develop a noisy breathing called stridor. Stridor is a high-pitched noise that occurs when breathing in through narrowed airways. In mild croup, your child may have stridor only when crying or coughing. If croup gets worse, your child may also have stridor when relaxed or sleeping, and may have trouble breathing.</p><p>Other symptoms of croup include: </p><ul><li>harsh "barking" cough</li><li>noisy breathing (stridor)</li><li>trouble breathing</li><li>hoarse voice</li><li>mild sore throat</li><li>runny or <a href="/Article?contentid=778&language=English">stuffy nose</a></li><li> <a href="/Article?contentid=30&language=English">fever</a></li></ul><h3>Croup usually lasts for about one week</h3><p>The viruses that cause croup usually last about one week. The barking cough and noisy breathing are usually worse during the first two or three days, and often worse at night.</p><h2>How did my child get croup?</h2><p>Croup is caused by viruses that spread easily from person to person. These viruses are spread when a sick person coughs or sneezes.</p><h2>What can doctors do for croup?</h2><h3>Steroid medicine</h3><p>Your doctor may prescribe a steroid medicine called <a href="/Article?contentid=221&language=English">dexamethasone</a> to be taken by mouth. This medicine works to reduce the swelling in the airways. It takes a few hours for the steroid medicine to work fully, and the effect lasts for 24 to 36 hours. Usually only one or two doses are needed.</p><h3>Epinephrine</h3><p>In the Emergency Department, if your child is having severe problems breathing, your child may be given a medicine called epinephrine. This is given with a mask that sprays epinephrine into your child's airways. This medicine will reduce the swelling in your child's airways very quickly. The effect lasts for about four hours. After four hours, the swelling may come back and your child may have problems breathing again. If epinephrine is needed, the doctor will want your child to stay in the Emergency Department for four to six hours or the doctor may keep your child in the hospital until their symptoms improve.</p><h3>Croup can spread easily</h3><p>The viruses that cause croup are spread easily from one person to another, especially during the first few days. Keep your child home from daycare or school until the fever is gone and the barky cough has gone away. Keep your child away from young babies (under two months old) as much as you can.</p><p>Adults can become infected with the same virus that caused their child's croup. However, adults and older children have larger airways, and the illness is usually mild and can seem more like a cold.</p><h2>Taking care of your child at home</h2><p>For most children, croup is a mild illness that can be managed at home. Here are some ways to help your child feel better:</p><h3>Cool mist</h3><p>Cool, humid air may help reduce the swelling in the airways that is causing the noisy or difficult breathing. Placing your child near a cool mist vaporizer is ideal. If you do not have a cool mist vaporizer, even a simple humidifier in your child’s bedroom may be helpful. During the winter, you can open your child’s bedroom window to let in some cool air, or take your child outside for a short time to breathe in the cool night air.</p><h3>Steamy bathroom</h3><p>You can try running a hot shower with the bathroom door closed, so that the bathroom fills with steam. Sit with your child in the steam-filled bathroom for at least 10 minutes.</p><h3>Fever and pain medicines</h3><p>You can treat fever or sore throat with <a href="/Article?contentid=62&language=English">acetaminophen</a> or <a href="/Article?contentid=153&language=English">ibuprofen</a>. DO NOT give your child <a href="/Article?contentid=77&language=English">acetylsalicylic acid (ASA)</a>.</p><h3>Helping your child's cough</h3><p>Cough is a symptom of croup. Cough medicines should not be given to children less than 6 years old. The cough will get better as the virus runs its course.</p><p>However, the viruses that cause croup can also trigger wheezing in children with <a href="/Article?contentid=1470&language=English">asthma</a> and can sometimes cause a chest infection. Take your child to the doctor if your child’s cough seems severe, or if your child is having difficulty breathing or is working hard to breathe.</p><p>Children with croup can suddenly start to have trouble breathing, and this can happen more than once. While your child has croup, you may wish to sleep in the same room. This will let you know about any problems during the night.</p><h2>When to see a doctor</h2> <h3>Call your child's doctor if:</h3> <ul> <li>the fever lasts more than three days</li> <li>the cough lasts more than one week</li> <li>your child is having noisy breathing</li> <li>your child complains of an earache</li> <li>you have other concerns or questions</li> </ul> <h3>Take your child to the nearest Emergency Department or call 911 if:</h3> <ul> <li>the cool mist does not clear up the stridor in 15 minutes</li> <li>your child has repeated episodes of stridor or trouble breathing</li> <li>your child's chest or stomach is pulling in while breathing</li> <li>your child's lips look blue or purple</li> <li>your child starts drooling or spitting, has difficulty swallowing or refuses to drink</li> <li>your child has neck pain or neck stiffness</li> <li>your child seems lethargic (very sleepy) or irritable (very cranky)</li> <li>your child stops drinking or urinating</li> </ul> crouphttps://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/AKHAssets/Croup_MED_ILL_EN.jpgCroupFalse