How can I get rid of my 7 yrs old croup-sounding cough?
Hello, my 7 years old is suffering from croup. He has a hoarse voice and finds it difficult to breathe as his airways are blocked. Croup affected his windpipe the airways to the lungs and the larynx hence having a distinctive barking cough. What should I do? How can I get rid of my 7 yrs old croup-sounding cough?
@shubhanshu Hello, Make sure your child is not dehydrated. Your child should also drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydration. A single dose of an oral corticosteroid medication called dexamethasone or prednisolone will usually also be prescribed to help reduce the swelling in the throat. If you think your child has mild croup you can treat it by you can give him prescribed medicine and if he is distressed, sitting them upright on your lap will help to comfort and reassure them. Steam treatment is not advised for the treatment of croup. There is no evidence that allowing your child to breathe in the humid air. Take medical help if his symptoms get worse. Thanks.