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Croup prevention

There’s no way to prevent children from getting croup.

However, there are a few things you can do to try to limit the spread of infection:

  • wash your hands regularly
  • always cough and sneeze into a tissue, before throwing it away immediately
  • clean surfaces regularly to keep them free of germs
  • avoid sharing unwashed cups, plates, cutlery and other kitchen utensils.

Last reviewed: July 2017

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Croup & stridor: babies & children | Raising Children Network

If your child has a barking cough, hoarse voice and stridor (noisy breathing), she might have croup. Most children with croup dont need special treatment.

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Croup is a syndrome, which is a collection of symptoms and signs that consists of hoarse voice, harsh barking cough and an inspiratory stridor (a high pitched noice made with inspiration)

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Croup is a viral infection of the throat and windpipe that causes noisy breathing, a hoarse voice and a harsh, barking cough.

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Croup: symptoms and treatments - myDr.com.au

Croup is an infectious condition that causes inflammation and swelling of the voice box (larynx), windpipe and the airways, resulting in breathing difficulties and a barking cough.

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Croup is caused usually by a virus infection. Ayoung child (usually under 5 years) becomes mildly unwell with what seems to be a normal 'cold'. The virus infection then causes the lining of the airway (windpipe) in the child's neck to swell, causing the airway to get narrower andmaking it harder to breathe.

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