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Croup

Answered 1 year ago

My daughter (2.5 yo) was up all night with a barking cough and fever. I believe it’s croup, however taking her to see a doctor this afternoon. Is there anything that you can recommend doing to help ease her?? I have given her nurofen a couple of times to help keep her comfortable. Thanks!

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1 year ago
No advice - just lots of love for you and bub. Let us know how you go 💜💜💜

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1 year ago
She is a lot better now, still has a really chesty cough though. I took her to the doctor on Monday, he checked her over and did absolutely nothing else. No medication or anything even though she’s been miserable all week!

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1 year ago
They’ll probably give him a single dose of steroids (rediped or redipred, can’t remember) and that simply makes most of the barking cough go away. Then you just wait a couple of days

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1 year ago
Oh the vaporisers are just awesome - when my girls were young I'd have two on in their bedroom and it made a huge difference.

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1 year ago
My son used to get croup so bad we would spend days at the hospital with a respiratory mask on. It was gut wrenching to see him so small and there was nothing I could do. We ended up using a vics vaporizer in his bedroom and put vicks on his chest, back and bottom of his feet every night. We did this for about 4 years and thankfully he has since grown out of it.
Best of luck mumma x

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1 year ago
Thank you, i put the vaporiser on last night in the hope that it may help. I will try vicks on her chest/ body/ feet tonight!