What Is Croup?
Otorhinolaryngology

What Is Croup?

    What Is Croup?

    Croup is an upper respiratory infection caused by a virus.

    Croup is a viral disease that causes inflammation in the airways. It usually affects children under 5 years old. Symptoms include cough, difficulty breathing, hoarseness, and fever.

     

    The symptoms include a sore throat, runny nose, cough, fever, and difficulty breathing. Children with croup may also have red eyes, irritability, and vomiting. In some cases, children may develop pneumonia as a complication. This article will help you understand what croup is, how it's treated, and what you should know about this common childhood illness.

    Croup is a very contagious condition that spreads through coughing and sneezing. It is caused by a type of virus called parainfluenza virus. Most people who contract croup recover within one week without any treatment. However, there are certain things you can do to make recovery easier. First, try not to expose others to the virus. Second, keep your child hydrated. Third, give them plenty of rest. Fourth, avoid giving them aspirin or other pain relievers because these medications can cause bleeding in the lungs. Finally, call your doctor immediately if your child develops a high fever, trouble breathing, or signs of dehydration.

     

    What Is Croup?

    Croup is a common cold that affects children under 5 years old. It is characterized by a cough with a barking sound and difficulty breathing. Children usually develop symptoms between two days and three weeks after being exposed to the virus.

     

    Croup is an acute viral disease

    Croup is an inflammation of the airways in the lungs and throat. This condition is called croup because it sounds similar to the word “cough.” Croup is also known as laryngotracheobronchitis (LTB). LTB is a type of viral pneumonia.

     

     The most common symptoms include a runny nose, cough, sore throat, fever, and difficulty breathing

    Croup usually affects children between ages 2 and 5 years old. However, adults can develop croup too. Croup is more likely to occur during cold seasons. In fact, croup occurs when the body produces extra mucus to protect itself against viruses.

     

    Know the Signs & Symptoms

    Croup is characterized by a barking cough and difficulty breathing. Children with croup often feel tired and irritable. They also may have a fever, runny nose, and sore throat.