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Is your kid suffering from cold or CROUP?

Is your kid suffering from cold or CROUP?

Croup is an upper airway infection marked by difficulty in breathing and barking cough.

            Croup is a common respiratory infection commonly seen in young children. Croup is usually caused by a virus, and marked by inflammation of upper airways including the larynx (voice box) and trachea (wind pipe). The swelling in the windpipe interferes with normal breathing and causes a characteristic of barking cough.

CAUSES

            Croup is contagious. It usually occurs a few days after the start of a cold and is generally caused by the same viruses which cause common cold. A child may contract a virus by breathing infected respiratory droplets coughed or sneezed in to the air. The viruses in these droplets may also survive on toys and other surfaces. If the child touches a contaminated surface and then touches her or his eyes, nose or mouth, the infection may follow.

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