my 2 year old daughter at rest in bed with Croup - presenting with barking cough, stridor and distressed breathing and depressions in the chest.
These all together at rest are indications for you to seek medical attention for your child.
My daughter was under prescription inhalers and we had a nurse monitoring her during the filming of this video. Never be afraid to call for help. Croup can turn into an emergency very quickly. You must closely monitor the child and look out for signs of breathing distress.
Croup (laryngotracheobronchitis) is an inflammation of the windpipe (trachea) and voice box (larynx) typically caused by a contagious viral infection that causes cough, a loud squeaking noise (stridor), and sometimes difficulty with breathing in (inspiration).
Croup is caused by viruses.
Symptoms include fever, runny nose, and a typical bark-like cough.
The diagnosis is based on symptoms.
Most children recover at home, but those who require hospitalization receive fluids, oxygen, and drugs.
As a personal message to some viewers. This was my daughter's 5th episode of croup. I had a nurse present in the room with me while I made this video and my daughter is perfectly happy and healthy today. Being a single mother at home alone and dealing with croup was one of the most terrifying experiences for me and google and YouTube information and videos helped me a lot to understand what was happening. I hope I have helped others in the same way. As I said above if your child's croup is similar to this you may need to go to the hospital. I had inhalers in the house on prescription but they don't always get your child to a comfortable breathing state. Hospital may be needed. Never be afraid to call for help. I was lucky to have a nurse living next door who sat with us for many hours and helped me monitor my daughter.
To those of you in the medical field, I am also in the medical field and understand how helpful it can be to see a real scenario, good luck in your studies.