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Croup (cont.)

Follow-up

  • Have the child rest as much as possible.
  • Give him or her plenty of fluids to drink.
  • Keep your child calm, because breathing symptoms can worsen with crying and agitation.
  • Make certain your child takes his or her medications for the length of time prescribed, even if the child has improved.
  • If symptoms return or worsen, then notify your doctor or return to the emergency department.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/20/2014

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